External Quality Assessment (EQA) programs are accepted around the world as invaluable tools used by laboratories to periodically assess their analytical performance and achieve added confidence in reporting their patient test results. Results are objectively compared to other laboratories using the same methodologies, instruments and reagents.
When used in conjunction with daily QC, these external programs will assist laboratories in improving analytical quality, inter-laboratory agreement, identify potential equipment or reagent failures, and identify any training deficiencies.
Bio-Rad EQAS offers several comprehensive programs for clinical chemistry (serum and urine), ethanol/ammonia, lipids, therapeutic drug monitoring, immunoassay, immunology, hemoglobin, cardiac assessment, tumor marker, hematology, coagulation and blood gas testing. Please refer to the menu items under EQAS.