Educational Rapid Aneuploidy Prenatal Testing (QF-PCR) Workshop

Posted 23/04/2019

The next GenQA educational workshop is happening on 17th June at ESHG:

'Rapid Aneuploidy Prenatal Testing (QF-PCR)'

For further details see HERE


Brexit Preparations

Posted 22/03/2019

Please find details of GenQA's preparations for a no deal Brexit HERE


Latest GenQA publication

Posted 18/03/2019

Published in Prenatal Diagnosis, February 2019: Ensuring High Standards for the Delivery of NIPT World-Wide 

Healthcare Scientist of the Year Award

Posted 8/03/2019

Congratulations to Dr Sandi Deans (Director of GenQA) for receiving the Healthcare Scientist of the Year award award from Genomics England and NHS England!

PGT SAG Members - Vacancies

Posted 11/02/2019

The GenQA Specialist Advisory Group for Preimplantation Genetic Testing has opened applications to members of the genomics profession with expertise in all aspects of PGT (e.g. clinicians, embryologists, scientists etc). 

For further details please see the advert here: Advert for PGT SAG members 2019 v1.pdf

BRCA in Ovarian Cancer EQA for 2019

Posted 14/01/2019

GenQA and EMQN are collaborating to deliver two different BRCA Ovarian Cancer schemes; one for Germline mutation testing and another for Somatic mutation testing. 

For more information on the content and how to register see: GenQA EMQN BRCA in Ovarian Cancer EQA 2019.pdf


Non-conformities during routine biomarker testing for lung and colon cancer

Posted 13/12/2018

Dear colleague, 
You are invited to participate in a study to evaluate the frequency of non-conformities during routine biomarker testing for lung and colon cancer.  The aim of this study is to benchmark different non-conformities between institutes in the UK, and to compare them with data that has already been collected from other European institutes. 

All data will be handled anonymously and will be included in a Biomedical Science final year project and a further PhD thesis, as a joint initiative between the University of Leuven in Belgium under the supervision of Prof. Dequeker and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), UK under the supervision of Mr. Brendan O'Sullivan.

It would be much appreciated if you could further forward this invitation to others who may be interested in doing so.  The completion of the questionnaire will take no more than 15 minutes.   To start the survey please CLICK HERE

We hope that we can gather representative data from all over the UK and would greatly appreciate it if you would take part in this study. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have.

Thank you in advance:
Yann van Royen, Biomedical Science student at University of Leuven, Belgium
Mr. Brendan O'Sullivan, Operations Manager in Molecular Pathology at QEHB
Dr. Philippe Taniere, Consultant Histopathologist at QEHB
Cleo Keppens, PhD student,Biomedical Quality Assurance Research Unit at KU Leuven Belgium
Prof Dequeker, Head of Biomedical Quality Assurance Research Unit at KU Leuven Belgium 

List of GenQA publications

Posted 5/12/2018

For our latest publications go to

BRCA Variant Classification EQA Run 2 Webinar

Posted 23/11/2018

Click HERE to see a webinar presented by GenQA and EMQN on the results of their 2018 BRCA genes variant classification EQA scheme (round 2).
This scheme was sponsored by AstraZeneca.
© Copyright GenQA and EMQN.  This video cannot be copied, distributed or published in any form without the written permission of GenQA or EMQN.

GenQA ISO17043 accreditation maintained

Posted 31/10/2018

We are pleased to announce that GenQA underwent its first joint ISO 17043 accreditation surveillance visit last week which went very well. The accreditation body, UKAS has recommended that our accreditation status be continued and GenQA will continue to provide an accredited service. 

GenQA's most recent accreditation scope may be viewed here: 


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