EMQN CIC cannot provide an individual certificate for every scheme a laboratory participates in.

Participation in EQA is part of the diagnostic test regulatory framework. Therefore as an organisation that is assessing laboratory performance, EMQN CIC has an obligation / duty of care to correctly describe the performance of a laboratory in every EQA scheme they take part in. This is also a requirement of our accreditation to ISO17043. 

Consequently EMQN CIC only issues one Certificate of Participation per year. This single certificate is updated throughout the scheme year if additional EQA schemes are undertaken at different timepoints in the calendar. Providing a single certificate ensures that anyone viewing it (including regulatory bodies) are provided with a summary of ALL relevant performance metrics undertaken by the laboratory.