UK NEQAS for Clinical
In 1983 the Scheme became affiliated to UK NEQAS (UK National External Quality Assessment Schemes and was recognised by the UK NEEQAS Executive as an External Quality Assessment Scheme in Clinical Cytogenetics.
External Quality Assessment (EQA) is primarily an educational tool to help laboratories assess their analytical and interpretative performance and, where applicable, improve their quality management system.
Any performance below the required standard (poor) is recorded and confirmed by the Steering Committee. Repeated poor performance in the
An appeals process is in place for any laboratories that disagree with the marking of their EQA submission. Appeals are reviewed by the Steering Committee and the Committee will notify the laboratory via the Scheme Organiser with its final decision.
For dates and EQAs offered in the forthcoming EQA round, please see the current EQA timetable. Registered laboratories will be notified by e-mail once a new timetable is available.