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External assessments

INTERNATIONAL PROFICIENCY TESTING 



Equigerminal has an excellent track record (since 2013) in International Proficiency testing/ comparison tests networks, such as VETQAS, QCMD and ISAG with accuracy results of  ~100%.


VETQAS

Proficiency testing for veterinary laboratories

Vetqas is APHA’s independent, accredited, proficiency testing (PT) service provided by the APHA’s Quality Assurance Unit (QAU). Recognised by national accreditation bodies, it is ISO/IEC 17043 accredited and is a market leader in the provision of PT schemes for veterinary laboratories.

Certificate of Participation Accuracy
Certificate of Participation – VETQAS (2013-2014)    100%
Certificate of Participation – VETQAS (2014-2015)    100%
Certificate of Participation – VETQAS (2015-2016)    100%
Certificate of Participation – VETQAS (2016-2017)    100%
Certificate of Participation – VETQAS (2017-2018) 100%

 

QMCD 

Quality Control for Molecular Diagnostics

Quality Control for Molecular Diagnostics (QCMD) is an independent International External Quality Assessment (EQA) / Proficiency Testing (PT) organisation. QCMD provides a wide-ranging quality assessment services primarily focused on molecular infectious diseases to over 2000 participants in over 100 countries.

Certificate of Participation Accuracy
Certificate of Participation – QCMD 2014 – Influenza Virus A & B    100%

ISAG 

International Society for Animal Genetics

The International Society and the International Foundation for Animal Genetics (ISAG and IFAG) evolved from a series of annual workshops for comparing methods for detecting red cell antigens and variants of proteins to a organization focusing on basic and applied research on molecular genetics. 

 

International Horse (Eqqus caballus) STR DNA Typing Comparison Test

Certificate of Participation Accuracy
Certificate of Participation – ISAG – HCT – (2015-2016)    Rank 1
Certificate of Participation – ISAG – HCT (2016-2017)    Rank 1
Absolute genotyping Accuracy  Rank 1: 100%-98%; Rank 2: 97,9%-95%; Rank 3: 94,9%-90%; Rank 4: 89,9%-80%; Rank 5: Below 80%