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Past EQA Panels

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Past Reports

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Publications

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Meetings

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Glossary

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FAQ

If you have a QCMD username and password you can register for an EQA programme directly through your participant profile area. The QCMD EQA calendar year runs from January to December and annual registration starts approximately 3 months prior to the EQA calendar year. You can also register at any time throughout the year for any of the active EQA programmes (subject to availability), by logging into your QCMD Participant Profile Area.

The QCMD EQA programmes are open to all laboratories engaged in molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases. If you have an interest, please contact us and we will see how we can best support you.

QCMD specialises in the provision of molecular EQA for infectious diseases and the EQA programmes cover the vast majority of pathogen targets and challenges that a modern clinical microbiology laboratory would be expected to be interested in.
Additional benefits and features include:

  • General registration is FREE and this keeps laboratories informed on annual EQA programmes and allows access to historical EQA reports and publications.
  • Participants can enrol for any combination of EQA programmes annually or register for selected EQA programmes throughout the year.
  • The QCMD EQAs are provided internationally in over 100 countries thus offering a broad comparative foundation for EQA participants and allowing confidential result comparison across a large number of laboratories and technologies.
  • QCMD provides country specific reports to national EQA providers or national quality groups whenever possible and appropriate. This allows participating laboratories to compare their individual results both internationally and with the national consensus.
  • Full participant confidentiality is assured through all phases of the EQA programme and QCMD’s participants’ EQA data is stored permanently and securely. This also allows laboratories to build a historical EQA repository as well as monitor and manage trends across EQA programmes.
  • QCMD provides EQA support to laboratories and works with national quality organisations by facilitating workshops, seminars and quality publications.
  • The QCMD EQA service is managed by dedicated professional molecular microbiologists and supported through an International Scientific Council and advisory network. This ensures that the design of the EQA programmes is appropriate and that wherever possible the EQA samples material used reflects current clinical significance and epidemiological importance. Therefore participants receive practical EQA challenges and relevant educational and regulatory feedback.
  • All EQA materials are extensively characterised and EQA panels are manufactured to the in vitro Diagnostic Industry standard ISO13485.
  • QCMD’s unique IT EQA Management System (ITEMs) ensures that participating laboratories can manage their individual EQA requirements appropriately, report results and monitor EQA trends through a secure dedicated service. It also enables immediate feedback to participants on EQA related issues and provides the framework for rapid EQA reporting.
  • QCMD is accredited to ISO17043.

EQA provides your laboratory with an independent performance appraisal. This supports your laboratory’s quality assurance requirements and helps your laboratory demonstrate the ability to perform tests reliably and reproducibly. Laboratories accredited to ISO15189 or an equivalent regulatory standard are encouraged to take part in EQA programmes or to participate in inter-laboratory comparisons (under section 5.6 of the ISO15189 standard). EQA is a mandatory requirement in many countries.