EQAS - External Quality Assurance Services


External quality assessment programs are accepted around the world as invaluable tools used by laboratories to assess the performance of their test systems. Results are objectively compared to other laboratories using the same methodologies, instruments and reagents. When used in conjunction with daily quality control, these external programs can give laboratories added confidence in their patient test results.

Bio-Rad EQAS offers several comprehensive programs for clinical chemistry (serum and urine), therapeutic drug monitoring, immunoassay, immunology, hemoglobin, tumor marker and hematology testing. Please refer to the menu items under EQAS.
  • eForms electronic data entry option is available
  • Independent and confidential external assessment of laboratory performance
  • Large International database with participants from over 95 countries
  • 12 numbered and dated samples in each cycle
  • All 12 samples for each cycle are shipped at the same time
  • View your EQAS reports online on QCNet
  • Samples tested and results submitted every two weeks or every month (depending on the program)
  • Sophisticated method coding system for accurate peer group comparisons
  • All samples are human based
  • Extensive analyte menus with analytes at normal and abnormal levels
  • Easy-to-read reports provide detailed individual statistical analysis and peer group comparisons
  • Comprehensive End-of-Cycle Report for an overall assessment of imprecision and bias over the entire cycle
  • Special Reports available on request:
    - Instrument/Method Summary Report
    - Sub-Group Reports
    - Accreditation Reporting Service (UK only)

EQAS brochure

PDF  Download the brochure for more information and an overview on how to get started in EQAS.


Professional Organizations

Quality Council of India
Quality Council of India
National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories

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