|EQA 2023 - Effusion Fluid Cytology on Digitized Slides (CLIQ)|
Expert Biologists - Scheme Coordinators:
Estelle BUGNI et Bernard POGGI
EQA performed since 2023
Number of participating laboratories in 2022: N/A
1 – Scheme overview
External quality assessment scheme for Effusion Fluids (Pleural, ascites, synovial) cytology, with different clinical settings and biology results helpful for interpreting the cell count.
ProBioQual provides you with digital 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: 1
Number of digitalized slides per year: 4
3 – List of items assessed
4 – Description of the control samples
Virtual media: digitalized slides
5 – Clinical setting
The clinical setting and the biological results associated with the proposed smear are given.
6 - Computer Prerequisites
| 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/ )