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Genomics Quality Assessment (GenQA) provides a quality assurance service for genomics through a broad, consistent and sustainable range of relevant external quality assessments (EQAs) at a reasonable cost to the genomic community worldwide.

GenQA provides objective information and advice to laboratories and individuals on the quality of their analytical and interpretative performance, in order to help them provide accurate and reliable test results and advice which ultimately facilitates optimal patient care. Advances in our understanding of genomic medicine has led to a revolution in testing availability and GenQA is committed to providing external quality assessment in this rapidly evolving field.

GenQA EQA specialities include: 

Molecular Core Diseases
Newborn Screening
Constitutional Prenatal Testing
Constitutional Postnatal Testing
Preimplantation Genetic Testing
Non-invasive Prenatal Testing
Molecular Rapid Aneuploidy
Molecular Pathology
Technical (DNA extraction and quality measurement, Next Generation Sequencing)
Clinical Genetics
Individual Competency Assessment (GTACT and Tissue-i)

From 1st January, 2018 Cytogenomics External Quality Assessment Service (CEQAS) and UK National External Quality Assessment Service (UK NEQAS) Molecular Genetics merged to become Genomics Quality Assessment (GenQA). GenQA is part of the UK NEQAS Consortium.

GenQA operates under the legal entity of OUH NHS Foundation Trust and is provided from two sites (Edinburgh and Oxford).

Last updated: Tuesday, 27 November 2018
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