|EQA 2023 - Spermology|
Expert Biologists - Scheme Coordinators:
André FORCE, Marie LETY, Marie LOPEZ and Benoit SCHUBERT
EQA performed since 2018
Number of participating laboratories in 2022: 33
1 – Scheme overview
The scheme is an external quality assessment scheme for semen analysis tests, developed in collaboration with the ARBRE association (Association Rhônalpine des Biologistes de la Reproduction). It provides global assessment of seminograms and cytological semen analysis. It covers 4 parameters:
The clinical context is provided with each sample/smear as well as complementary clinical results (pH, etc.) so that you can propose a diagnostic hypothesis based on your results.
INFORMATION: A poster was presented during the 23rd days of the FFER, in September 2018: "EQA in Spermiology: a new scheme for a overall assessment of the exam"
==> Download the PDF (in french)
2 – Assessment frequency
Number of investigations per year : 4
Number of control samples per investigation: 1 semen sample, 2 digitalized smears and 1 video
Number of control samples per year: 1 semen sample, 8 digitalized smears and 1 video
3 – List of tests assessed
Cytological semen analysis :
Following examination, 3 conclusions are provided:
4 – Description of the control samples
Liquid human control semen (ready-to-use, 0,5 mL samples).
Virtual media: Digitalized smears + Videos
5 - Clinical setting
Clinical setting are proposed in each investigation .
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/ )