Quality Assessment system provided by National Health Laboratory

  1. External Quality Assessment for HIV Antibody 
  2. External Quality Assessment for Syphilis Antibody 
  3. External Quality Assessment for Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Bacterial Isolates
  4. External Quality Assessment for Sputum Microscopy 
  5. External Quality Assessment for CD4 Count 
  6. External Quality Assessment for Clinical Chemistry and Hematology 
  7. External Quality Assessment for Malaria Microscopy
  8. External Quality Assessment for Microscopy of Stool Intestinal Parasites
  9. External Quality Assessment for Mycology
1. External Quality Assessment for HIV Antibody 
Participating Laboratories

HIV Antibody NEQAS panel 21 (1/15) and panel 22(2/15) were distributed to 275 public laboratories, 40 laboratories of AIDS/STD Control Teams, 64 laboratories of 11 INGOs and 1 laboratory of Private Hospital.

2. External Quality Assessment for Syphilis Antibody
Participating Laboratories

Currently, a total of seventy-six laboratories (34 laboratories are General Hospital laboratories, Public Health Laboratory (Mandalay), National Blood Centre, 41 AIDS/STD control Teams and 1 Private Laboratory) participated in the National External Quality Assessment Scheme for Syphilis Antibody Testing (RPR).

3. External Quality Assessment for Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Bacterial Isolates
Participating Laboratories

National Health laboratory has conducted EQA for 29 public hospital laboratories.

4. External Quality Assessment for Sputum Microscopy 
Participating Laboratories

In 2015, a total of 82 sputum microscopy laboratories participated in the program including 39 public hospital laboratories ( CentraV Teaching/ State/ Regional Hospitals), 13 State /Regional TB Centers, 26 Senior TB Laboratory Supervisors and controllers, and 4 NGOs laboratories.

5. External Quality Assessment for CD4 Count 
Participating Laboratories

In 2015, NHL increased the number of participating laboratory to the NEQAS for CD4 count testing gradually from 23 to 41. The program primarily aimed to cover the public laboratories first.

6. External Quality Assessment for Clinical Chemistry and Hematology 
Participating Laboratories

Since 2010, NHL has conducted EQA for 46 public hospital laboratories.

7. External Quality Assessment for Malaria Microscopy
Participating Laboratories

In 2015, a total of 87 hospital laboratories of Myanmar participated in NEQAS for malaria microscopy, including 15 central-hospital laboratories, 10 state-hospital laboratories, 7 regional-hospital laboratories, 21 district-hospital laboratories, 32 township-hospital laboratories, and 2 military-hospital laboratories

8. External Quality Assessment for Microscopy of Stool Intestinal Parasites
Participating Laboratories

A total of 17 hospital laboratories of Yangon participated in NEQAS Parasitology including 8 central, 3 district, 4 township hospitals and 2 military hospital laboratories.

9. External Quality Assessment for Mycology 
Participating Laboratories

A total of 30 laboratories participated in the EQA program for Mycology .