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Working smarter to quality assure antenatal and newborn screening laboratories 

A woman inserts sample test tubes into slots

One of the main roles of Public Health England's (PHE) screening quality assurance service (SQAS) is to carry out formal visits to antenatal and newborn screening services. SQAS works with professional and clinical advisors when visiting laboratories providing screening tests for: …

EQA (external quality assessment) in cervical screening: what's it all about?

The breast, bowel and cervical screening programmes require consultant pathologists and other specialist laboratory staff to take part in ‘external quality assessment’ or EQA. But what is EQA exactly?