Description of the programme

This External Quality Assessment (AGLAE's programme ‘80’) in synthetic urines is provided in the frame of:
  • the accreditation scope related to the ISO 15189 standard "Medical laboratories - Requirements for quality and competence" (check AGLAE's accreditation - Cofrac No. 1-1664)

Features of this EQA:

  • Samples close to patient samples
  • Validation of the complete analysis from the receipt of the test sample up to the results submission
  • Assessment of several technicians and several techniques (automatic, manual): reference results and up to 5 additional results
  • Measurments in replicates to assess the repeatability of laboratories analyses, that is their precision
  • Comparison of results per peer groups (manual analyses, Biomérieux - Sysmex Iris Diagnostics i2a and A. Menarini Diagnostics)
  • Results reported on-line
  • Results and performance gathered in a synthetic file

Number of tests
4
Number of participants
235
Accreditation of the programme
yes for all the parameters
Cost of the programme*
415 € excl. VAT
Date of the tests
February, May, September and November 2017 (register up to one month before)
* For laboratories internationally, shipping costs are extra

List of parameters

Bacteriology and cytology: bacterial enumeration, hematuria, leukocyturia, identification of the bacterial strains and antibiogram