GenQA is proud to provide accredited proficiency testing to the genomics community.
GenQA has been accredited by UKAS to ISO 17043 since 24th October 2018. The scope of our accreditation can be found HERE (updated June 2021). GenQA operates under the legal entity of OUH NHS Foundation Trust and is provided from two sites (Edinburgh and Oxford).
On 1st January 2018, CEQAS (Cytogenomic External Quality Assessment Service) and UK NEQAS for Molecular Genetics merged to become GenQA. Both UK NEQAS for Cytogenetics/CEQAS and UK NEQAS for Molecular Genetics were members of UK NEQAS and accredited (since 2008 and 2001 respectively). UK NEQAS for Cytogenetics/CEQAS and UK NEQAS for Molecular Genetics have provided EQA since 1982 and 1991.