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AB Scientific Appointed Distribution Partner for ESfEQA

AB Scientific are proud to announce that we are the new distribution partners of ESfEQA for the UK and Ireland.

4th Feb, 2022

AB Scientific Appointed Distribution Partner for ESfEQA – the European Society for External Quality Assessment

AB Scientific are proud to announce that we are the new distribution partners of ESfEQA for the UK and Ireland.

Who is ESfEQA?

  • Founded in 2013 as part of the MEX-Group, in Heidelberg, Germany
  • First operation of EQA schemes for Medical Laboratory Diagnostics at the end of 2015
  • ISO 17043:2010 accreditation since January 2016
  • Offering more than 90 EQA programs; with new programs and analytes continuously added
  • Approximately 4000 participants across the ESfEQA programs
  • International participants from approximately 50 countries


London, UK – FEBRUARY 4th 2022

The impact of test results on medical decisions, patient care and wellbeing make high quality standards the central focus of all medical laboratories. Although there are many different approaches to maintaining and improving quality within medical laboratories, ISO 15189:2003 notes that a review of laboratory capability could include results of earlier participation in interlaboratory comparisons, external assessment schemes or the running of trial examination programmes.

ESfEQA (European Society for External Quality Assessment) supports laboratories to assess the quality of their analytical results, with an aim of ultimately improving their performance using well-designed external quality assessment programs.


Advantages to AB Scientific Customers Participating in ESfEQA Programs:


Contact: Christopher Rawlinson, Group Sales Manager
Phone: +44 (0)7882 505 647

About AB Scientific

There is no Quality without Control. AB Scientific have an extensive range of controls, linearity material and panels across the whole of pathology. We supply select products from across the world to our customers here in the UK and Ireland; all our products are from leading manufacturers and made to the highest standards. Our primary focus is quite simple: it is you the customer. Everything we do is centred around you. We aim to offer the highest level of customer and technical support possible. AB Scientific is formed of two divisions offering unique solutions and products to both the industrial and clinical laboratory markets. Our experienced staff are experts in their respective areas.


About the ESfEQA

ESfEQA was founded in Heidelberg/Germany in 2013 and is accredited by the German national accreditation body DAkkS according to the international standard ISO 17043:2010. Since its foundation, ESfEQA has expanded its program portfolio and at the same time the number of laboratories participating in ESfEQA’s external quality assessment schemes.

ESfEQA offers a variety of external quality tests and over 90 quantitative and qualitative EQA programmes to medical laboratories in the areas of biochemistry, haematology, immunology, molecular diagnostics, and microbiology. Monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual programs from ESfEQA are available to the users and managers responsible for quality standards in medical laboratories. The ESfEQA quality assessment samples and the ESfEQA service are characterised by high quality, reliability, simplicity of use and flexibility.

ESfEQA offers EQA schemes worldwide and cooperates with reliable regional distributors such as AB Scientific. AB Scientific will be the direct business partners of participants in the UK and Ireland. We will be responsible for the ordering process, invoicing, and local shipment of survey samples. To ensure a cost-effective shipping process, survey samples are shipped semi-annually as long as this frequency is permitted by sample stability.

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