EQA news for 2020

Posted 15/10/2019

GenQA are delighted to announce the release of their EQA programme for 2020, with >15 brand new EQAs and an increase in scope for many others.

For a complete list go to Complete your registration by 28th February 2020.


GenQA summary flyer

Posted 11/10/2019

Latest GenQA/EMQN publication

Posted 2/10/2019

The latest GenQA and EMQN publication: One byte at a time: evidencing the quality of clinical service next-generation sequencing for germline and somatic variants can be accessed at:

GenQA Participant Survey

Posted 2/10/2019

GenQA is constantly improving the standard of external quality assessment (EQA) provided to participants. In order to ensure GenQA is delivering a service required by the participants then we invite you to complete this survey HERE. 

We estimate it will take 20 minutes to complete and it is open until 31st October 2019.

CNV Data Quality Assessment

Posted 30/09/2019

GenQA are delighted to announce a partnership with EMQN and Euformatics to develop a pilot EQA for CNV data quality assessment. 

Released 30th Sept 2019.


GenQA Job Advert

Posted 26/09/2019

Would you like to work with the GenQA team?  Do you have experience in Cytogenomics?  Then please apply for the post below!  For full details see HERE 


BMA Medical Book Award

Posted 9/09/2019

Thank you to The BMA Medical Book Awards for Highly Commending 'Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) - Applied Genomics in Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis'. Chapter 11 was written by GenQA's Dr Sandi Deans and Dr Ros Hastings!  For details of other GenQA publications please see our website:

For further details of the BMA Medical Book Awards and the 2019 winner go to:

Cystic fibrosis blood samples

Posted 6/09/2019

Can you help GenQA?  Do you have a cystic fibrosis (CF) clinic/clinician who would be able to help us find CF patients/families in the UK who might be interested in donating a blood sample?

Exploratory pilot EQA for germline large variant detection (CNV & SV)

Posted 13/08/2019

For Participants of the 2018 NGS Germline EQA only:

Following participant feedback, the remit of our NGS EQAs is being expanded to include copy number variant (CNV) and structural variant (SV) detection.  In recognition of the increasing workload of laboratories, this exploratory pilot is designed to use NGS data obtained from the 2018 NGS Germline pilot EQA and laboratories are invited to re-analyse for the detection of CNVs and SVs.

  • Includes assessment of variants of greater than 50 base-pairs in size.
  • Technical EQA only - there will be no assessment of clinical interpretation.
  • The cost of participation is £100.

Participants of the 2018 NGS Germline pilot EQA are invited to complete a short expression of interest survey by Friday 13th September 2019.  
For further information, please e-mail GenQA at



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