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Introduction


This scheme is designed to provide EQA specimens for Clinical laboratories that undertake serological parasite detection.
Six individual vials, each containing human serum with antibodies to one of the six different parasite species are distributed to participants who perform serological detection of those parasites. Negative serum are routinely included in the set of EQA specimens as well.

 

Schistosomiasis

 

Amoebiasis

 

Hydatid disease

Toxocara

 

Stronyloides

 

Trypanosoma cruzi

An evaluation of performance can be found in:

S Collier, M Manser and P L Chiodini; External Quality Assessment Scheme for Parasite Serology: A review of the scheme design and performance; J Clin Pathol 2010 63: 441-444

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