European external quality assessment programme for influenza virus 2018
Influenza epidemics occur every winter with high impact on disease burden, hospitalisations and excess mortality in countries in the WHO European Region. To understand the characteristics of circulating influenza viruses during seasonal epidemics, virological influenza surveillance is performed and detected viruses are further characterised at national influenza centres (NICs) that are part of the wider network of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS). External quality assessments (EQAs) are important instruments in assessing the quality of the generated data that are reported nationally and internationally through The European Surveillance System (TESSy).
External quality assessment scheme for influenza antiviral susceptibility for the European Reference Laboratory Network for Human Influenza – 2015
In June and July 2015, an influenza virus antiviral susceptibility external quality assessment was held for European reference laboratories. This report presents the results of the third antiviral EQA panel distributed by the European Reference Laboratory Network for Human Influenza since the European Influenza Surveillance Network was established in 2008.
External quality assessment scheme for detection, isolation and characterisation of influenza viruses for the European Reference Laboratory Network for Human Influenza – 2015
In June and July 2015, an influenza virus antiviral susceptibility external quality assessment was held for European reference laboratories. This report presents the result of the third antiviral EQA panel distributed by the European Reference Laboratory Network for Human Influenza since the European Influenza Surveillance Network was established in 2008.
External quality assessment studies for laboratory performance of molecular and serological diagnosis of Chikungunya virus infection
Jacobsen, S., Patel, P., Schmidt-Chanasit, J., Leparc-Goffart, I., Teichmann, A., Zeller, H., Niedrig, M.
The diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for Lyme borreliosis in Europe: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Leeflang, M.M.G., Ang, C.W., Berkhout, J., Bijlmer, H.A., Van Bortel, W., Brandenburg, A.H., Van Burgel, N.D., Van Dam, A.P., Dessau, R.B., Fingerle, V., Hovius, J.W.R., Jaulhac, B., Meijer, B., Van Pelt, W., Schellekens, J.F.P., Spijker, R., Stelma, F.F., Stanek, G., Verduyn-Lunel, F., Zeller, H., Sprong, H.
Evaluation of molecular typing of foodborne pathogens in European reference laboratories from 2012 to 2013
Schjørring, S., Niskanen, T., Torpdahl, M., Björkman, J.T., Nielsen, E.M.
Survey of diagnostic and typing capacity for Clostridium difficile infection in Europe, 2011 and 2014
Van Dorp, S.M., Notermans, D.W., Alblas, J., Gastmeier, P., Mentula, S., Nagy, E., Spigaglia, P., Ivanova, K., Fitzpatrick, F., Barbut, F., Morris, T., Wilcox, M.H., Kinross, P., Suetens, C., Kuijper, E.J.
External quality assessment for tuberculosis diagnosis and drug resistance in the European union: A five year multicentre implementation study
Nikolayevskyy, V., Hillemann, D., Richter, E., Ahmed, N., Van Der Werf, M.J., Kodmon, C., Drobniewski, F., Ruesch-Gerdes, S.
Fifth external quality assessment scheme for Salmonella typing
This report presents the results of the fifth round of the Salmonella External Quality Assessment (EQA) scheme for typing of Salmonella enterica spp. enterica (further EQA-5).
External quality assurance scheme for Bordetella identification and B. pertussis typing 2013
This report presents the results of the first external quality assurance (EQA) scheme for Bordetella identification and typing funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).