External Quality Assurance


  Here you'll find information on the EQAs done by ENIVD

  First TBE QA for Serology & PCR starting October 2005
Interested institutions will find all information here


Quality assurance for the diagnostics of viral diseases to
enhance the emergency preparedness in Europe



  EQAs done by the ENIVD within the last years

Time Virus Methods Participants Countries good results Ref.
1999/00 Hanta Serology 13 (13)* 10 11 (85%) 1
2001/02 Hanta Serology 18 (16) 14 13 (72%) 1
1999 Dengue Serology 13 (13) 10 11 (85%) 2
2002 Dengue Serology 18 (16) 16 15 (83%) 2
2002/03 Dengue PCR 13 (11) 12 5 (38%) 3
2002/03 Filo PCR 14 (12) 13 7 (50%) 4
2002/03 Lassa PCR 14 (12) 13 8 (57%) 4
2002/03 Orthopox PCR 23 (21) 15 10 (43%) 4
2004 SARS PCR 62 (34) 37 54 (87%) 5
2004 SARS Serology 30 (14) 19 13 (43%) 6
2004/05 Orthopox PCR 32 (25) 18 27 (84%)  
2005 WNV PCR 27 (20) 18 n.y.p.  
2005 WNV Serology 27 (20) 21 n.y.p.  
2005 TBE PCR 21 (19) 17 n.y.p.  
2005 TBE Serology 37 (35) 27 n.y.p.  
* in brackets n° of European laboratories    n.y.p. = not yet published