UK NEQAS MICROBIOLOGY/ PARASITOLOGY: UPDATE ON DELAYED INTENDED RESULTS/ INDIVIDUAL REPORTS (Oct 23)

Dear Participant, update to the email sent out on 29 Sept 23: There are still outstanding reports from several distributions that are not yet available for viewing on the UK NEQAS Microbiology secure website. This is due to the earlier security breach we encountered. Reports continue to be prepared consecutively to ensure that results reported, performance rating and cumulative scores are correct for each participant.

As of Oct 2023, all intended results have been published to date for the closed distributions and available to assist you to compare your submitted results to the intended results.

Virology EQA scheme reports have all been published up to August, as well as Blood donor 5466, Molecular detection of SARS-Cov-2 5478 and HIV RNA quantification 5468 reports from September, with the remaining reports being prepared.

Bacteriology EQA scheme report preparation for the August distributions is commencing. We have experienced several issues for the Antimicrobial susceptibility distribution reports due to the IT network breach and are actively restoring processes in our database in order to start preparation and issue of these reports.

Parasitology EQA scheme reports for August distributions are due for completion soon, and will be followed by the remaining reports.

We appreciate your patience and support during this time

Kind regards

UK NEQAS for Microbiology