Quality of Lyme disease serology. Lessons from the German Proficiency Testing Program 1999-2001. A preliminary report.

@article{Hunfeld2002QualityOL,
  title={Quality of Lyme disease serology. Lessons from the German Proficiency Testing Program 1999-2001. A preliminary report.},
  author={K. P. Hunfeld and Gerold Stanek and Eberhard Straube and Hans-Jochen Hagedorn and Christoph Schoerner and Fritz A. M{\"u}hlschlegel and Volker Brade},
  journal={Wiener klinische Wochenschrift},
  year={2002},
  volume={114 13-14},
  pages={591-600}
}
OBJECTIVE External quality control surveys are an important tool in regulating the quality of infection serology in general and of borreliosis serology in particular. We report on the results of a Lyme disease proficiency testing program which is regularly organised twice a year by our institutions in close cooperation with the Institute of Standardisation in the Medical Laboratory (INSTAND). METHODS From 1999 to 2001, between 226 and 337 microbiological laboratories participated in each of… CONTINUE READING