Respiratory Virus Panel

External Quality Assessment for Respiratory Viruses testing

This program is suitable for laboratories performing testing of respiratory viruses.

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Three shipments per year: April, July, and November.

Shipping schedule

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  • Influenza A: 3 samples/set
  • Influenza B: 3 samples/set
  • RSV: 3 samples/set

Influenza A and B samples are suitable for nucleic acid and antigen testing; RSV samples are suitable for nucleic acid testing only.

Results Report and Feedback

Each laboratory receives a personalized Result Letter that can be conveniently and confidentially viewed online.

Each letter contains:

  • Expected results
  • Laboratory results
  • Grades assigned

Final report is available online. The report includes the expected results, comparison of results among participants, and grades.

Contact CMPT Coordinator Esther Kwok for more information about our EQA programs                       604-827-1754