|EQA 2023 - Syphilis Serology (SYPHI)|
Expert Biologists - Scheme Coordinators:
Laurence PARMELAND, Matthieu PECQUET, Florian SCHERRER, Chantal SOBAS and Valérie VERNEAU
EQA performed since 2015
Number of participating laboratories in 2022: 124
1 – Scheme overview
This scheme is intended for the assessment of the performance of techniques used for the serological diagnosis of syphilis: treponemal (manual or automated) and non-treponemal tests.
Statistical reports are sent with supporting comments from the expert clinical biologists who coordinate the scheme.
2 – Assessment frequency
Number of investigations per year: 4
Number of control samples per investigation: 1 or 2
Number of samples per year: 6
3 – List of tests assessed
4 – Description of the control samples
Lyophilized human control serums (samples to be resuspended in 1 mL of distilled water).
5 - Clinical settings
The clinical setting for the samples to be tested during each investigation is systematically described and participating labs are encouraged to propose a global interpretation of the results obtained. This interpretation is also commented in the reports.