External quality assurance scheme for diphtheria diagnostics 2010
This report presents the results of the 2010 EQA exercise that assessed the capabilities of diagnosing diphtheria in 28 reference laboratories across Europe. Participating centres were asked to complete a questionnaire and identify six simulated throat specimens.
Evaluation and assessment of serological immunity methods and EQA scheme of Diphtheria
This report comprises the findings of an external quality assessment for the laboratory diagnosis of diphtheria serology under the European Diphtheria Surveillance Network.
External quality assessment scheme for diphtheria diagnostics, 2013
This report describes an external quality assessment in 2013 for the laboratory diagnosis of diphtheria under the European Diphtheria Surveillance Network.
Gap analysis on securing diphtheria diagnostic capacity and diphtheria antitoxin availability in the EU/EEA
This gap analysis demonstrated that there are significant gaps in diphtheria diagnostic capacity within the EU/EEA, with only six Member States fulfilling the minimum criteria in terms of surveillance, specialised laboratory diagnostics and expertise.