Screening for Streptococcus agalactiae or streptococcus B

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EQA medical biology

Description of the programme

These interlaboratory comparisons (AGLAE's programme ‘119’) address any laboratory carrying out microbiological analyses (medical biology laboratories, hospital laboratories, testing laboratories...).


Characteristics of these EQA:

  • Detection of group B streptococcus using culture and/or rapid method from vaginal swabs (synthetic matrix) presenting different concentration levels
  • On-line data entry

List of parameters

Détail des paramètres mis en oeuvre

Performance assessed with the assignment of a “qualitative ranking” per EQA.

An overview or evaluation of the results obtained by rapid method (antigens or gene amplification) and of the Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing will be provided.