|EQA 2023 - Cryptococcus Antigen (CRYPTO)|
Expert Biologists - Scheme Coordinators:
Estelle BUGNI and Florence PERSAT
EEQ performed since 2014
Number of participating laboratories in 2022: 50
1 – Scheme overview
This external quality assessment scheme assesses cryptococcus antigen screening and titration tests.
Statistical reports are sent with supporting comments from the expert clinical biologists who coordinate the scheme.
|Scheme Limited to Metropolitan France excluding Corse.|
2 – Assessment frequency
Number of investigations per year: 4
Number of control samples per investigation: 1
Number of control samples per year: 4
3 – List of tests assessed
4 – Description of the control samples
Liquid, ready-to-use, human control samples (volume: 300 µL).
|The sample volume is appropriate for one test and one confirmation. An additional kit should be ordered if the volume is insufficient.|