EQA schemes

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Molecular EQA NEQAS QCMD Other
Adenovirus   Adenovirus  
Aspergillus   Aspergillus  
BK Virus   BK DNA  
Bordetella pertussis   B pertussis  
Candida   Candida  
Chlamydia CT NG Chlamydia trachomatis  
CMV CMV DNA CMV DBS, CMV whole blood  
CMV drug resistance   CMV drug res  
EBV EBV DNA EBV whole blood, EBV DNA  
Enteric Gastroenteritis Gastroenteritis, Norovirus  
Enterovirus Viruses in CSF Enterovirus, Parechovirus  
Flu A   Flu A  
Flu B   Flu B  
HBV PCR HBV DNA HBV DNA  
HBV drug resistance   HBV drug resistance  
HBV genotype   HBV geno  
HCV PCR HCV RNA HCV RNA  
HCV genotype HCV RNA HCV geno  
HHV6   HHV6  
Haemophilus influenza b     IMRP
HIV PCR HIV RNA HIV RNA  
HIV resistance   ENVA, HIV drug resistance  
HIV integrase   ENV INT  
HPV HPV HPV  
HSV Viruses in CSF HSV  
JC virus   JC DNA  
Measles     Colindale panel
Meningococcal PCR     IMRP
Metapneumovirus   MPV  
N gonorrhoeae CT NG Neisseria gonorrhoeae  
Parainfluenzavirus   Paraflu  
Parvovirus   Parvovirus B19  
Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumoniae   Pneumocyctis  
Pneumococcal PCR     IMRP
Rhinovirus   Rhinovirus  
Respiratory syncytical virus   RSV  
Syphilis   Syphilis  
Toxoplasma gondii   Toxoplasma  
Trichomonas     Lab Quality
VZV Viruses in CSF VSV  
Serology EQA NEQAS Labquality Instand
AHBS (Anti-HBs) AHBS (Anti-HBs)
Anti HBc  (HBV serology)    
ASO/ASD  (Exanthem)    
CMV avidity   CMV  
CMV IgG  (Immunity screen)    
CMV IgM  (Hepatitis screen)    
CONH  (HBV serology)    
Cryptococcal Ag     Myco serology 02
EBV  (Hepatitis screen)    
HAV IgG  (Immunity screen)    
HAV IgM  (Hepatitis screen)    
HBsAg  (HBV serology)    
HCV (Hep C serology)    
Hepatitis D     Hepatitis D virus Ab
Hepatitis E     Hepatitis E virus Ab
HIV (HIV serology)    
HIV p24     HIV1 P24
HSV 1/2 IgG   HSV 1 & 2  
HSV 1/2 IgM   HSV 1 & 3  
HTLV (Blood donor)    
Legionella Ag (Urinary antigens)    
Lyme disease (CSQC, via NEQAS)    
Measles IgG (Measles, Mumps IgG)    
Measles IgM   Measles  
Mumps IgG (Measles, Mumps IgG)    
Mumps IgM   Mumps  
Mycoplasma   Myco
Parvo IgG   Parvovirus B19  
Parvo IgM (Exanthem)    
Pneumo Ag (Urinary antigens)
RPR (Syphilis)
Rubella IgG (Rubella IgG)
Rubella IgM (Exanthem)
STS (Syphilis)    
SYM (Syphilis)    
Syph blot (Syphilis)    
Toxo IgG & IgM (Toxoplasma)
TPPA (Syphilis)    
VZV IgG (Immunity screen)   VZV IgG
VZV IgM   VZV VZV IgM
Bacteriology EQA Scope Provider
AAFB Microscopy Presence and absence of AAFB bacilli using ZN or immunofluorescence UKNEQAS
Antifungal Susceptibility testing Identification and determination of antifungal susceptibilities UKNEQAS
Antimicobial Susceptibility testing Identification and determination of antimicrobial susceptibilities UKNEQAS
Bacterial Culture General bacteriology (identification) UKNEQAS
Bacterial identification General bacteriology (identification) UKNEQAS
Blood cultures General bacteriology (identification).  Isolation and Identification of bacterial pathogens UKNEQAS
C. difficile Detection of toxogenic Clostridium difficile UKNEQAS
Genital Pathogens Isolation, identification, and if appropriate, determination of antimicrobial susceptibilities UKNEQAS
Helicobacter pylori Antigen detection in faceces Lab Quality
MRSA screening Detection of MRSA by culture methods UKNEQAS
Mycobacteria – culture Detection of Mycobacterium by Culture UKNEQAS
Molecular detection and resistance testing of mycobacteria Direct and post culture detection of mycobacteria and rifampicin resistance genes using molecular methods UKNEAS
Mycology Mycology UKNEQAS
Parasitology (Faeces & occasional fluid/tissues) Faecal parasitology UKNEQAS
Surveillance culture for multidrug resistant bacteria VRE Lab Quality
Surveillance culture for multidrug resistant bacteria CPE, ESBL, multidrug resistant Acinetobacter, Ps.aeruginosa Lab Quality
Blood culture Gram stain, Lab Quality
Urinary antigens Detection of Legionella pneumophila and Pneumococcal antigens in urine UKNEQAS

(Last reviewed March 2019)