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Welcome to CEQAS now operating under the name of GenQA

Thank you for your interest in CEQAS

We are delighted to inform you of the new developments in the field of External Quality Assessment. To provide a seamless quality assurance service for genomics, Cytogenomics External Quality Assessment Service (CEQAS) and UK National External Quality Assessment Service (UK NEQAS) for Molecular Genetics have partnered on 1st January 2018 to become Genomics Quality Assessment (GenQA) .

Both CEQAS and UK NEQAS for Molecular Genetics are part of the UK NEQAS Consortium and therefore have identical structure and governance. Both EQA providers have ISO17043 accredited EQAs. Originally, both schemes provided EQAs for the traditional laboratory genetic disciplines, respectively cytogenetics and molecular genetics. However, the blurring of traditional boundaries led to the development of joint EQAs and eventually to joint Specialist Advisory Groups.

It is recognised that there is an increasing need for future genomic EQAs which require both cytogenetic and molecular genetics expertise. By combining the expertise of the two Schemes, GenQA will enable provision of accredited genomic EQAs and competency based programmes for the entire genomic service provided by laboratories and clinics across the world as well as through the organisation of Best Practice meetings and educational/training meetings.

What this means for your laboratory is that you will have access to participate in all EQA schemes provided by both CEQAS and UK NEQAS for Molecular Genetics. Covering the end to end processes for Genomic Medicine, from DNA extraction, Molecular testing and reporting, Cytogenomic testing and reporting, Variant interpretation in the fields of: Genetic Diagnosis, Haematological neoplasms, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, Molecular Pathology Non-invasive prenatal testing and Prenatal diagnosis. In addition, there are EQAs covering Educational Clinical Genetics, Histopathology tumour assessment and Individual Competency Assessments.

If your laboratory is already registered with CEQAS it will have been transferred to the GenQA system automatically. Please go to www.genq.org, select 'Login', enter your email address in the 'User Name' field and click on 'Forgot Password' you will be sent an email with a link allowing you to reset your password.

If your laboratory is not yet registered with CEQAS please click here to access the GenQA online registration form. 

For more information please go to www.genqa.org

Please contact the CEQAS office (ceqas.info@ouh.nhs.uk) if you have any further questions.

Last updated: Wednesday, 07 March 2018
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