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Independent, confidential external quality assessment

EQAS programs

Wide Range of Comprehensive Programs

Bio-Rad’s EQAS offers several comprehensive programs, including chemistry, hematology, immunochemistry, infectious disease, immunology, and blood typing.

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Leading Quality Provider

As a leader in the development of quality control systems, Bio-Rad’s EQAS programs allow its participants to benefit from over 40 years of experience and knowledge.

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Fully Accredited EQAS Programs

Our programs are fully accredited to the ISO/IEC 17043:2010 standard and meet ISO 15189 accreditation requirements for EQA to help your lab achieve high confidence in test results.

Benefits of EQAS Programs

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Full accreditation helps increase reliability and 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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Convenient reporting options with EQAS Online and EQAS Mobile

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

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Technical support from experienced professionals adds confidence

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Comprehensive Analytes


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How to Participate in the EQAS Program

Comprehensive and Informative EQAS Reports

Sample Report - Quantitative

This quantitative report includes comprehensive performance data provided in an easy-to-read graphical format for each reported analyte.

Sample Report - Qualitative

This qualitative report includes peer histograms with color coding to quickly analyze your responses and trend charts showing the last 12 samples.

Quality Specification Report

A supplemental evaluation of your results may be generated against locally mandated or scientific performance specifications.

End-of-Cycle Report

An overall assessment report of your lab’s performance is provided at the end of each cycle. Statistics include all data points submitted throughout the cycle.

Method Summary Report

This report provides a summary of individual method performance among participating laboratories and is helpful to evaluate method/instrument performance.

Subgroup Report

This report is provided in Microsoft Excel format to the designated subgroup leader with each sample close, and all individual laboratories are included.