Inter-laboratory external quality assessment schemes for specific IgE antibodies. The results of a European scheme for 1992140

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External quality assessment programmes for specific IgE have been organised for some years in the United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands but independently. This paper describes a co-operation scheme whereby the same samples were circulated simultaneously from each of the three countries and subsequent results combined to produce a single “EURO EQAS” report. Serum pools were prepared each containing antibodies, at differing concentrations, to 4 different allergens. The allergens surveyed represented the 10 most commonly encountered in Northern Europe. Results were submitted in grades (o…

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