External quality assessment scheme for Streptococcus pneumoniae – 2014

Technical report External quality assessment
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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. External quality assessment scheme for Streptococcus pneumoniae – 2014. Stockholm: ECDC; 2016.

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​ECDC promotes the performance of external quality assessment schemes (in which laboratories are sent simulated clinical specimens or bacterial isolates for testing by routine and/or reference laboratory methods) to foster quality and comparability of data reported to The European Surveillance System.

In July 2014, a panel of three strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae and two simulated samples of cerebrospinal fluid was sent to 30 reference laboratories in the IBD-labnet surveillance network for quality assessment testing. This report summarises the diagnostic results submitted by the participating laboratories.

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