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GenQA is a not-for-profit, self-funding organisation and strives to keep EQA fees as low as possible. EQA prices are reviewed annually and are set to reflect the basic costs in delivering the EQAs to participants.


GenQA offers a 30% discount for laboratories from Evolving Economies. To find out if your laboratory qualifies and details on how to apply, please see our Evolving Economies Policy.  


Participants will be charged for all EQAs in which they are enrolled, regardless of whether they submit results for the EQA or not.


Refunds are only payable in exceptional circumstances.




England: For English NHS genomics laboratories, any EQA relating to a test included in the National Genomic Testing Directory will be paid for by NHS England.


Switzerland: All invoices for Swiss laboratories will be raised through Centre Suisse de Contrôle de Qualité (CSCQ).


Other: All non-English laboratories are invoiced by either Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust or NHS Lothian in late Spring/early Summer.


Participants wishing to have Purchase Order numbers quoted on the invoice can either add the PO number when enrolling in EQAs or send the invoice number to


All invoices are sent by email to the Billing Contact given in the laboratory details. If no Bill Payer is specified then the Primary Contact will receive the invoice. It is important that the contact details for the Primary Contact, and the Billing Contact if applicable, are correct at all times.


All invoices include payment instructions and bank details. Terms of Payment are 30 days from date of invoice.


GenQA reserves the right to withhold EQA participation from non-paying laboratories.


GenQA EQA fees


GenQA is a not-for-profit, self-funding organisationa and strives to keep EQA fees as low as possible.




EQA fees are available at