We assess the ability of a laboratory to interpret data supplied with mock clinical referral information, and the laboratory's ability to subsequently produce a clear and accurate report.
Membership offers important benefits for a modest outlay and is open to public and private testing laboratories, commercial manufacturers of relevant instruments and reagents, and to pharmaceutical, veterinary and other laboratories.
EMQN is accredited by UKAS to the international standard for EQA scheme providers (ISO 17043). All of our EQA schemes are covered by our accreditation (unless explicitly stated in our scheme catalogue).
EMQN’s EQA schemes are designed to test the whole analytical process of a molecular diagnostics laboratory; the ability to interpret data in the light of clinical information supplied with a…
We are calling for volunteers from our membership to become more involved with EMQN by taking on the role of an EQA scheme assessor.
To participate in our EQA schemes you need to be a registered member of EMQN. There is a charge, which is payable yearly. Registered members of EMQN get an account for their laboratory on the EMQN website.
EMQN is a not-for-profit organisation based within a UK National Health Service (NHS) Hospital. Our legal entity is "Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT)".
EMQN has an "Evolving Economies Discount Policy" that is offered to encourage participation by laboratories in developing countries. Elegible laboratores can apply for a discount off their EQA charges.