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External Quality
Assurance Services

Fully accredited, international EQA program

External Quality Assessment Services (EQAS) programs are used to periodically assess the quality of a lab’s performance and achieve added confidence in patient test results. Results are objectively compared to other laboratories using the same methodologies, instruments, and reagents. Evaluations help initiate process to identify sources of error across all the analytic testing phases and can be used to evaluate both staff and assay performances. Bio-Rad’s EQAS program gives you access to a fully accredited, comprehensive program, large peer groups, and technical support from our experienced specialists—for an independent and confidential external assessment of your lab’s performance.

Independent, confidential assessment

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EQAS calendar

After you’ve registered, you can begin your testing program. When it comes to testing samples and submitting data, we provide your sample due dates in a number of places, including the sample label, product insert, EQAS Online, and the EQAS calendar.

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EQAS reports

Benefits of EQAS programs

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Full accreditation helps increase reliability and solidifies our commitment to quality

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Comprehensive, easy-to-read reports help streamline workflow

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Similar to patient samples at clinically relevant levels

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Two electronic reporting options, EQAS Online and EQAS Mobile, add convenience

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Comprehensive analyte menus offer wide range of tests for clinical labs and blood banks

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Technical support from experienced professionals adds confidence

EQAS programs

  • Chemistry

  • Hematology

  • Immunochemistry

  • Infectious disease

  • Immunology

  • Transfusion

EQAS Clinical Chemistry (Monthly) Program

EQAS Clinical Chemistry (Monthly) Program
EQAS Clinical Chemistry (Monthly) Program
Features
  • Lyophilized, human serum-based
  • 12 x 5 mL
  • Reference Method Values provided for select analytes
  • Multi-analyte: acid phosphatase (total), ALT/SGPT, albumin, ...

EQAS Ethanol/Ammonia Program

EQAS Ethanol/Ammonia Program
EQAS Ethanol/Ammonia Program
Features
  • Liquid, human serum-based
  • Clinically relevant levels of serum ethanol and ammonia
  • 12 x 3 mL
  • Ethanol, ammonia

EQAS Lipids Program

EQAS Lipids Program
EQAS Lipids Program
Features
  • Liquid, human serum-based
  • Comprehensive menu of lipid profile analytes
  • 12 x 3 mL
  • Multi-analyte: Apo-A1, Apo-B, cholesterol (HDL), …

EQAS Urine Chemistry Program

EQAS Urine Chemistry Program
EQAS Urine Chemistry Program
Features
  • Lyophilized, human urine-based
  • Matrix appropriate samples include basic and specialty urine chemistry analytes
  • 12 x 10 mL
  • Multi-analyte: 5-HIAA, aldosterone, calcium (total), ...

EQAS Urinalysis Program

EQAS Urinalysis Program
EQAS Urinalysis Program
Features
  • Liquid matrix
  • Suitable for manual and automated dipstick analysis in both clinical and point-of-care testing (POCT)
  • 12 x 12 mL
  • Multi-analyte: albumin, albumin-to-creatinine ratio, bilirubin, …

EQAS Blood Gas Program

EQAS Blood Gas Program
EQAS Blood Gas Program
Features
  • Liquid, aqueous samples
  • Comprehensive menu for assessment of laboratory performance of blood gas, electrolyte, glucose, lactate, and magnesium tests
  • 12 x 2.5 mL
  • Multi-analyte: calcium (ionized), chloride, glucose, …

EQAS Workflow

Illustrated diagram showing 9 steps of External Quality Assessment Services workflow
Illustrated diagram showing 9 steps of External Quality Assessment Services workflow

Find out how EQAS can help assess your lab’s performance

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