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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-29

External quality assessment scheme in microbiology in India

Department of Microbiology, & Virology, Christian Medical College & Hospital Vellore 632 004, South, India

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MV Jesudason
Department of Microbiology, & Virology, Christian Medical College & Hospital Vellore 632 004, South
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ABSTRACT: An External Quality assessment Scheme (EQAS) in microbiology was organized for clinical microbiology laboratories in hospitals with departments of medicine, surgery, obstetrics and paediatrics. Currently 29 institutions are EQAS participants. Every 3 months, the laboratories are sent packages containing material for testing and reporting. After 6 rounds of distribution and reporting, the performance of the participating laboratories were reviewed and the results are included in this paper. In the Ziehl-Neelsen staining and reporting and serology the participating laboratories performed very well but many missed identifying cultures of S. typhi, Pneumococci, and E. coli-S. aureus mixture.

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