Common terminology used by the EQA provider.
EQA panel: a panel consists of 4 DCS
DCS: a single dried culture spot
GeneXpert instrument: a GeneXpert instrument can consists of 1 or more modules that are connected to a single computer. 1 EQA panel is designed for 1 instrument.
GT-Blot 48: A fully automated system for hybridization of the GenoType product series.
TwinCubator: Manual hybridization platform for processing products based on DNA strip Technology.
csv: Comma separated value (default setting when you export your results from a GeneXpert instrument).
IR: Investigation report.
Export: The process of creating a csv file that contains ONLY the EQA results OR ONLY the Verification results to upload onto the suitable Result Reporting Tool.
Upload: process of submitting your EQA or Verification results to SmartSpot Quality using SmartSpots test specific Result Reporting Tool.
www.tbgxmonitor.com the web-based Result Reporting Tool for Xpert TB EQA and Verification
www.lpamonitor.com the web-based Result Reporting Tool for Genotype LPA EQA
www.viralloadmonitor.com the web-based Result Reporting Tool for Xpert, ABBOTT and Roche HIV EQA and Verification