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2023 EQA SCHEMES
EQA 2023 - Lyme Serology (LYME)
Expert Biologists - Scheme Coordinators:
Anatole LUZZATI, Matthieu PECQUET, Florian SCHERRER and Chantal SOBAS
EQA performed since 2017
Number of participating laboratories in 2022: 62

1 – Scheme overview

The scheme is designed to assess the performance of different serological tests for Lyme disease: IgG/IgM screening tests and IgG/IgM confirmation 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

  • IgG screening test
  • IgM screening test
  • IgG confirmation test
  • IgM confirmation test

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.

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