Retrospective Reports

involve the submission of at least two cytogenetic reports for assessment by a panel of experts.

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Online EQA

involves the online analysis and interpretation of images and data from two or more cases.

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Sample Distribution

involves the distribution of DNA or cell suspension samples or FFPE slides of two or more cases for analysis and interpretation.

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Pilot EQAs

are exploratory EQAs designed to assess feasibility for future incorporation into the EQA repertoire.

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Educational Cases

unusual scenarios or challenging cases which will be assessed but not scored, as a supplement to the full EQAs.

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Find out

Find out more about us and the benefits to your laboratory of becoming a member of CEQAS.

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Sign up

It is simple to register with CEQAS. Just fill in our online form to apply for an account.

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Take part

Use our web-based system to manage your participation in our ever evolving EQA schemes.

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Welcome to CEQAS

Welcome to CEQAS (Cytogenomic External Quality Assessment Service). CEQAS is operated by the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. CEQAS is a UKAS accredited proficiency test provider No 7872. CEQAS provides a broad, consistent and sustainable range of relevant EQAs at a reasonable cost to the genetic community worldwide. 

CEQAS meets the need for an international cytogenetic EQA provider at a time where more and more genetic samples are crossing borders to be assessed in different countries. 

EQAs are either sample based or online images. The Scheme is fully web-based and allows submission of results in a number of languages including English, Czech, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

To register with CEQAS please click on 'Register' and complete the short online registration form. Should you require any information not available on this website, please contact us at the Scheme Office.


Last updated: Friday, 03 February 2017
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