EQA trials

Ensuring quality data for AMR surveillance

If your laboratory is a National Reference Laboratory (NRL) or a Center of Excellence (CoE) located in South Asia or Southeast Asia, you are eligible to participate in our EQA trials, free of charge.

We conduct EQA trials twice a year, providing a user-friendly one-stop shop where you can choose components for testing based on our available panel list. Supporting a One Health approach, our trials include pathogens from both Animal Health and Human Health sectors, covering all WHO GLASS and FAO priority pathogens.

We also offer a Matrix EQA annually alongside an EQA trial. This involves selective isolation of ESBL-, AmpC-, and carbapenemase-producing E. coli, plus antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) of isolates mimicking meat content.

For a step-by-step guide on the procedure for an EQA trial, please see the infographic on the left or click here.

For questions and information

Please contact the EQAsia team at EQASIA@food.dtu.dk

Mark your calendars for the upcoming EQA8 and EQA9:


Announcement and registration:

11th December 2023

Parcel shipment: 

March 2024

Results submission deadline:

5th June 2024​


Announcement and registration: 

July 2024

Parcel shipment: 

September 2024

Results submission deadline: 

November 2024


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