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Baylis SA, McCulloch E, Wallace P, Donoso Mantke O, Niedrig M, Blümel J, Yue C, Nübling CM. External Quality Assessment (EQA) of Molecular Detection of Zika Virus: Value of the 1st World Health Organization International Standard. J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Mar; 56(3) e01997-17 [ Link ]
Luijt D, Di Lorenzo C, van Loon AM, Unemo M. Most but not all laboratories can detect the recently emerged Neisseria gonorrhoeae porA mutants - results from the QCMD 2013 N. gonorrhoeae external quality assessment programme. Euro Surveill. 2014 Feb 27;19(8): 20711. 252 [ Link ]
Wallace PS, MacKay WG Quality in the molecular microbiology laboratory. Methods Mol Biol. 2013 943:49-79 [ Link ]
Loens K, van Loon AM, Coenjaerts F, van Aarle Y, Goossens H, Wallace P, Claas EJ, Ieven M and GRACE Study Group. Performance of different mono- and multiplex nucleic acid amplification tests on a multipathogen external quality assessment panel. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Mar;50(3):977-87 [ Link ]
Linke S, MacKay WG, Scott C, Wallace P, Niedrig M. Second external quality assessment of the molecular diagnostic of West Nile virus: Are there improvements towards the detection of WNV? Journal of Clinical Virology. 2011; 52 : 257-260 [ Link ]
Loens K, MacKay WG, Scott C, Goossens H, Wallace P, Ieven M. A multicenter pilot external quality assessment programme to assess the quality of molecular detection of Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 2010; 82(2): 131-135 [ Link ]
te Witt R, van Belkum A, MacKay WG, Wallace PS, van Leeuwen WB. External quality assessment of the molecular diagnostics and genotyping of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 2010; 29(3): 295-300 [ Link ]
De Pagter PJ, Schuurman R, de Vos NM, Mackay W, van Loon AM. Multicenter external quality assessment of molecular methods for detection of human herpesvirus 6. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Jul;48(7):2536-40 [ Link ]
Staines HJ, Garcia-Fernandez L, Pogothata R, Wallace PS, MacKay WG, van Loon AM Monitoring performance of nucleic acid-based diagnostic measurement system users by EQA. Accreditation and Quality Assurance: Journal for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement. 2009; 14(5): 243-252 [ Link ]
De Vries JJ, Claas EC, Kroes AC, Vossen AC. Evaluation of DNA extraction methods for dried blood spots in the diagnosis of congenital cytomegalovirus infection. J Clin Virol. 2009 Dec;46 Suppl 4:S37-42 [ Link ]
Pandit A, MacKay WG, Steel C, van Loon AM, Schuurman R. HIV-1 drug resistance genotyping quality assessment: results of the ENVA7 genotyping proficiency programme. Journal of Clinical Virology. 2008; 43(4): 401 -406 [ Link ]
Meerhoff TJ, MacKay WG, Meijer A, Paget JW, Niesters HGM, Kimpen JLL, Schellevis F. The impact of laboratory characteristics on molecular detection of respiratory syncytial virus in a European multicentre quality control study. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 2008; 14: 1173 - 1176 [ Link ]
MacKay WG, van Loon AM, Niedrig M, Meijer A, Lina B, Niesters HGM. Molecular detection and typing of influenza viruses: are we ready for an influenza pandemic? Journal of Clinical Virology. 2008; 42(2): 194-197 [ Link ]
Barbi M, MacKay WG, Binda S, van Loon AM. External quality assessment of CMV DNA detection on dried blood spots. BMC Microbiology. 2008; 8: 2 [ Link ]
Van Belkum A, Niesters HGM, MacKay WG, van Leeuwen WB. Quality control of direct molecular diagnostics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2007; 45: 2698-2700 [ Link ]
Kaiser K, Van Loon AM, Pelloux H, Ferrandiz J, Picot S, Wallace P, Peyron F. Multicenter proficiency study for detection of Toxoplasma gondii in amniotic fluid by nucleic acid amplification methods. Clinica Chimica Acta. 2007; 375(1-2): 99-103 [ Link ]
Templeton KE, Forde CB, Loon AM, Claas EC, Niesters HG, Wallace P, Carman WF. A multi-centre pilot proficiency programme to assess the quality of molecular detection of respiratory viruses. Journal of Clinical Virology. 2006; 35(1): 51-58 [ Link ]
Noordhoek GT, Mulder S, Wallace P, van Loon AM. Multicentre quality control study for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in clinical samples by nucleic amplification methods. Clinical Microbiology & Infection. 2004; 10(4): 295-301 [ Link ]
Wallace PS. Linkage between the journal and Quality Control Molecular Diagnostics (QCMD). Journal of Clinical Virology. 2003; 27(3): 211-212 [ Link ]
Verkooyen RP, Noordhoek GT, Klapper PE, Reid J, Schirm J, Cleator GM, Ieven M, Hoddevik G. Reliability of nucleic acid amplification methods for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in urine: results of the first international collaborative quality control study among 96 laboratories. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2003; 41(7): 3013-3016 [ Link ]
Schloss L, van Loon AM, Cinque P, Cleator G, Echevarria JM, Falk KI, Klapper P, Schirm J, Vestergaard BF, Niesters H, Popow-Kraupp T, Quint W, Linde A. An international external quality assessment of nucleic acid amplification of herpes simplex virus. Journal of Clinical Virology. 2003; 28(2): 175-85 [ Link ]
Valentine-Thon E. Quality control in nucleic acid testing--where do we stand? Journal of Clinical Virology. 2002; 25: S13-21 [ Link ]
Schirm J, van Loon AM, Valentine-Thon E, Klapper PE, Reid J, Cleator GM. External quality assessment program for qualitative and quantitative detection of hepatitis C virus RNA in diagnostic virology. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2002; 40(8): 2973-80 [ Link ]
Niesters HG. Standardization and quality control in molecular diagnostics. Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics. 2001; 1(2): 129-131 [ Link ]
Valentine-Thon E, van Loon AM, Schirm J, Reid J, Klapper PE, Cleator GM. European proficiency testing program for molecular detection and quantitation of hepatitis B virus DNA. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2001; 39(12): 4407-12 [ Link ]
Van Vliet KE, Muir P, Echevarria JM, Klapper PE, Cleator GM, Van Loon AM. Multicenter proficiency testing of nucleic acid amplification methods for the detection of enteroviruses. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2001; 39(9): 3390-2 [ Link ]
van Loon AM, Cleator GC, Ras A. External quality assessment of enterovirus detection and typing. European Union Concerted Action on Virus Meningitis and Encephalitis. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation. 1999; 77(3): 217-23 [ Link ]
Muir P, Ras A, Klapper PE, Cleator GM, Korn K, Aepinus C, Fomsgaard A, Palmer P, Samuelsson A, Tenorio A, Weissbrich B, van Loon AM. Multicenter quality assessment of PCR methods for detection of enteroviruses. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 1999; 37(5): 1409-14 [ Link ]
van Vliet KE, Glimâker M, Lebon P, Klapper PE, Taylor CE, Ciardi M, van der Avoort HG, Diepersloot RJ, Kurtz J, Peeters MF, Cleator GM, van Loon AM. Multicenter evaluation of the Amplicor Enterovirus PCR test with cerebrospinal fluid from patients with aseptic meningitis. The European Union Concerted Action on Viral Meningitis and Encephalitis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 1998; 36(9): 2652-2657 [ Link ]
Weber T, Klapper PE, Cleator GM, Bodemer M, Lüke W, Knowles W, Cinque P, Van Loon AM, Grandien M, Hammarin AL, Ciardi M, Bogdanovic G. Polymerase chain reaction for detection of JC virus DNA in cerebrospinal fluid: a quality control study. European Union Concerted Action on Viral Meningitis and Encephalitis. Journal of Virological Methods. 1997; 69(1-2): 231-237 [ Link ]
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