External quality assessment scheme for Bordetella pertussis serology - 2020 data
This report presents the results of the ECDC European Reference Laboratory Network for Pertussis (ERLNPert-Net) external quality assessment (EQA) scheme for Bordetella pertussis PCR, funded by ECDC on behalf of ERLNPert-Net and conducted from April to September 2020. The EQA was organised by the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), based in Potter’s Bar, United Kingdom (UK).
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Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious acute respiratory infection, caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. The disease is characterised by a severe cough, which can last two months or even longer.Read more