EQAS - External Quality Assurance Services


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), therapeutic drug monitoring, immunoassay, immunology, hemoglobin, tumor marker and hematology testing. Please refer to the menu items under EQAS.

  • Large International database with participants from over 95 countries
  • Independent and confidential external assessment of laboratory performance
  • Fully accredited Programs by A2LA to ISO/IEC 17043:2010 "Conformity assessment - General Requirements for Proficiency testing"
  • Paperless eForms2 electronic data entry option 
  • Fully configurable, online reporting option available soon! 
  • Each cycle includes 12 high quality samples, usually provided in one convenient shipment
  • All samples are human based
  • View your EQAS reports online on QCNet
  • Sophisticated method coding system for accurate peer group comparisons
  • Extensive analyte menus with levels that challenge normal and abnormal ranges
  • Easy-to-read reports provide detailed individual analysis and peer group comparisons based on ISO 13528 statistical processes
  • Comprehensive End-of-Cycle Report for an overall assessment of bias over the entire cycle
  • Certificate of Achievement issued to qualified laboratories at the end of each completed cycle
  • Special Reports available:
    - Instrument/Method Summary Report available on QCNet
    - Sub-Group Reports available in spreadsheet form on QCNet
    - Accreditation Reporting Service (UK only) 

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