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Special EQA Program in Accordance with the RKI-Entero Surveillance Program Virus Detection – Enterovirus-PCR/Cultivation and Typing (typing is required)

[Spezial-Ringversuch im Rahmen des RKI-Entero-Surveillance-Programms Virus-Nachweis – Enterovirus-PCR/Anzucht u. Typisierung (Typ. erforderlich)]

EPTIS factsheet 437211 | Last revision 2017-10-26 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts437211 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts437211

PT provider
PT provider INSTAND e.V., Society for Promoting Quality Assurance in Medical Laboratories INSTAND e.V., Society for Promoting Quality Assurance in Medical Laboratories
Based in Germany
Language(s) German, English
Remarks Please fill in page 2 of the order form for handling of infectious samples for EQAS unless you already returned your completed form 2 to INSTAND e. V. when you registered for recent EQA schemes. Without your confirmation we cannot send you the EQAS samples. Please note: Specification of an enterovirus type is required in this EQA program. This program does NOT replace the EQA scheme “Virus genome detection – Enteroviruses (372)”! Please note that participation in this special EQA program in accordance with the RKI-Entero Surveillance Program requires virus propagation in cell culture before carrying out virus typing. The INSTAND EQA schemes in virology are carried out in scientific cooperation with the Deutsche Vereinigung zur Bekämpfung der Viruskrankheiten (DVV e.V.), Gesellschaft für Virologie (GfV e.V.) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie (DGHM e.V.). The characterization of the EQA samples including the determination of the target values/consensus values is carried out in cooperation with the INSTAND Expert laboratories. Cooperation with: Nationales Referenzzentrum für Poliomyelitis und Enteroviren, Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin Information for 2018 (for details please see www.instand-ev.de -> EQAS and EQAS Online)
Product groups Human test material
Testing fields Medical analysis
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Suspension of feces Enterovirus types will be detected using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)/ nucleic acid amplification techniques (NAT), virus cultivation and subsequent typing in accordance with the Entero Surveillance Program run by the Robert Koch-Institut (RKI). -
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants < 50
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by DAkkS (Germany) on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043

Operation is commissioned / requested by German Bundesärztekammer (General medical Council)
Fees and frequency
Participation fee 172 Euro
Regularly operated Yes (Once every two years (2018; 2020))
Year of first operation Experience with operation of ILCs since 1968
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
INSTAND e.V., Society for Promoting Quality Assurance in Medical Laboratories
P.O.Box 250211, Ubierstrasse 20
40223 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49-211-159213-0
Fax: +49-211-159213-30
Web: http://www.instandev.de/ http://www.instandev.de/
Dr. rer. nat. Nathalie Wojtalewicz
Phone: +49-211-15921341
Fax: +49-211-15921330
Email: wojtalewicz@instand-ev.de wojtalewicz@instand-ev.de
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in Germany, Mr Johannes van de Kreeke. Mr Johannes van de Kreeke.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.23-SNAPSHOT.20230502124635-7925ae379a631fc1ececff45d2921c8db38877d5