Benefits of EQA



Benefits of participation with UK NEQAS for Microbiology EQA schemes are that it:

  • Provides laboratory management with an insight into their performance
  • Improves both national and local standards
  • Reveals unsuspected areas of difficulty
  • Provides an educational stimulus for improvement
  • Acts as a check on the efficacy of internal quality control procedures
  • Demonstrates to colleagues and customers a commitment to quality
  • Provides method performance evaluation (scheme dependant)
  • Provides independent evidence of performance for accreditation bodies


EQA is an educational tool that allows participants to monitor, evaluate and improve their own performance.

Basis of EQA

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