The RCPAQAP Biosecurity has provided participants enrolled in the PHLN: SARS-CoV-2 and Other Coronaviruses Program a report that follows a standard structure that will be adopted by all programs offered by the RCPAQAP.
The structure of the new report is as follows
Summary of Performance
Method System used by your laboratory: Displays the method supplied by the participant at result entry in the myQAP portal.
The Performance assessment displays the gene targets tested from the participating laboratory, the target result, the participant result, the assessment of the participant’s result (CONCORDANT / DISCORDANT) and the number of participants performing the test.
The Overall Performance provides participants with an indication of the samples that require review if at any time a result does not match the target result.
The ‘result review’ displays the breakdown of the results returned from all gene targets received from participants. The histogram displays the interpretive comments returned by participants. The grey bars represent “all” participant results, the dark blue overlay on the bar represents the responses from those participants using the same method and the light blue circle represents the participant’s responses.
The scatter-plot displays the Ct/Cp value returned by participants for each gene target. The blue circles represent the participant’s responses.
The ‘result review’ also provides a histogram with a breakdown of the responses received for the final interpretation, representing the result from the participant with a blue circle.
A breakdown of the results returned by Amplification/detection kit is also provided, displaying the number of participants using the kits and the number of participants returning a result of choices provided for the “Final Interpretation”.
Each report will include commentary, which will provide a discussion of the survey results for all samples.
The cumulative assessment provides a summary of the assessments received for all samples in all survey rounds during the year.