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About GenQA

We have one goal - to provide External Quality Assessments (EQAs) for the complete genomics service.


GenQA prides itself on being the sole genomics EQA provider to cover the entire clinical genomics service, from patient counselling, sample preparation, testing processes, results interpretation and reporting. At GenQA, laboratories and individual clinicians have access to more than 100 unique EQAs; available for a range of rare and inherited disorders and acquired diseases, and prepared in our purpose-built genomic laboratory. Objective information and advice is offered to diagnostic laboratories and clinical genetics centres determining germline and somatic variant classification and interpretation, for specialist testing covering preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), molecular new-born screening, as well as molecular pathology.  


By advising on the quality of analytical and interpretative laboratory performance, GenQA facilitates optimal patient care.  Our Clinical Genetics Education case scenarios enable clinicians to review their practice and demonstrate continuing professional development.


A source of external review and evidence of Continued Professional Development for individuals comes from GENie, our specialist genomic education and assessment tool; providing insights for laboratory processes, variant interpretation and tissue assessment (Tissue-i).


We are constantly reviewing our EQAs to ensure we provide assessments which support the day to day work of genomic laboratories and clinical teams.


“EQA is defined as a system for objectively checking the laboratory’s performance using an external agency or facility.”

Overview of External Quality Assessment (2009)


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Be part of it. GenQA members can take advantage of all EQAs on offer. 



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Take a look at our wide range of genomic External Quality Assessments (EQAs) available for laboratory-based services, clinical genetics centres and individual interpretation.





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