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2023 EQA SCHEMES
EQA 2023 - WBC on digitalized slides (CYTO)
Expert Biologists - Scheme Coordinators:
Mathilde BEGHIN and Laurent JALLADES
EQA performed since 2015
Number of participating laboratories in 2022: 65

1 – Scheme overview

External quality assessment scheme for determining white blood cell counts from blood smears, with different clinical settings and biology results helpful for interpreting the CBC.

ProBioQual provides you with digital blood smears online on its website (see the computer requirements at the bottom of the page).

2 – Assessment frequency

Number of investigations per year: 4
Number of digitalized slides per investigation:2
Number of digitalized slides per year: 8

3 – List of items assessed 

  • Leukocyte count determination
  • Morphological comments on red and white blood cells and platelets
  • Hypotheses / Diagnostic assessment

4 – Description of the control samples

Virtual media: digitalized slides

5 – Clinical setting

The clinical setting and the biological results associated with the proposed slide are given.

6 - Computer Prerequisites

Panneau attention COMPUTER PREREQUISITES Panneau attention
Central Unit: Core i5 or equivalent, 2 GB RAM Windows XP SP3
or 4 GB RAM Windows 7 and higher
Browser: Internet Explorer 10 to 11, Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge
Resolution: 1400 x 900 minimum, 1920 x 1080 optimal
Minimum speed: 8 Mbits/s (check on https://testdebit.info/ )
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