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  • Blood Borne Viruses
    Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) Parvovirus B19
  • Enteric Viruses and Bacteria
    Clostridium difficile EHEC Norovirus Rotavirus
  • Human Adenovirus, Human Herpesvirus and Polyomavirus
    Human adenovirus (ADV) Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Human Herpesvirus 6A and 6B (HHV-6) Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 (HSV) Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) BK Virus (BKV) JC Virus (JCV)
  • Respiratory Viruses, Bacteria and Fungi
    Human adenovirus (ADV) Enterovirus (ENV) and Rhinovirus (RHV) Human Influenza A and B and SwineFlu Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Human Metapneumovirus A and B (hMPV) Human Parainfluenza Virus 1– 4 (PIV) Respiratory Syncytial Virus A and B (RSVA and RSVB) Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis Pneumocystis jirovecii
  • Tropical and other Viruses, Bacteria and Parasites
    AHFV/KFDV CCHFV Chagas Chikungunya Dengue Ebolavirus Filovirus Lassa Virus Malaria Rift Valley Fever Trichomonas vaginalis WNV Yellow Fever Zika Virus

Sexually Transmitted Infections EQA Programme

  • Chlamydia trachomatis DNA

  • Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA

  • Herpes Simplex Virus Drug Resistance

  • Herpes simplex virus DNA

  • Human Papillomavirus (Preservcyt)

  • Human Papillomavirus (Surepath)

  • Mycoplasma genitalium

  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections I

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections II

  • Syphilis

  • Trichomonas vaginalis

In recent years molecular diagnostic techniques such as real-time PCR have also been introduced for the laboratory diagnosis of gastroenteritis, including the ability to simultaneously screen for a wide range of enteric pathogens using multiplex assays. As a result, molecular diagnostic techniques are increasingly being used in the routine laboratory setting for detection, determination and surveillance of a wide range of enteric pathogens. The general aim of this group of EQA schemes is to allow laboratories to assess their ability in the use of molecular diagnostic tests for a range of viral, bacterial and parasitic enteric pathogens.


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