Fourth external quality assessment scheme for Listeria monocytogenes typing
This report presents the results of the fourth round of the external quality assessment (EQA-4) scheme for typing of Listeria monocytogenes organised for laboratories in the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net). The objectives of the EQA are to assess the quality and comparability of the typing data reported by the National Public Health Reference Laboratories. Twenty three laboratories took part representing a 15% increase since the last exercise.
Third external quality assessment on antimicrobial susceptibility testing and detection of ESBL-, acquired AmpC-, and carbapenemase-production of Salmonella, 2017
29 May 2020 - This report presents the results of the third round of the external quality assessment (EQA) on antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) for national public health laboratories on Salmonella (hereafter Salmonella EQA3-AST).
Ninth external quality assessment scheme for Salmonella typing
27 Apr 2020 - ECDC is supporting a large number of targeted External Quality Assessment (EQA) schemes with voluntary participation by reference or primary laboratories, which are active members of EU surveillance networks.
An overview of the rapid test situation for COVID-19 diagnosis in the EU/EEA
1 Apr 2020 - According to EU recommendations, timely and accurate COVID-19 laboratory testing is an essential part of the management of COVID-19 for slowing down the pandemic, supporting decisions on infection control strategies and patient management at healthcare facilities, and detecting asymptomatic cases that could spread the virus further if not isolated.