Table. 1.

Summary of proficiency testing conducted by the Korean Association of External Quality Assessment Service for SARS-CoV-2 real-time polymerase chain reaction

Order End date Reference material No. of samples No. of participating laboratories No. of approved laboratories
1 6 Feb 2020 Plasmid DNAs7 47 46
2 19 Feb 2020 Plasmid DNAs 7 33 33
3 28 Feb 2020 Plasmid DNAs 7 16 16
4 21 May 2020 AccuPlex SARS-CoV-2 5 9 9
5 6 Aug 2020 AccuPlex SARS-CoV-2 5 9 9

The instruments were from the following companies: Plasmid DNAs (Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, Cheongju, Korea) and AccuPlex SARS-CoV-2 (eracare, Milford, MA, USA).

Abbreviation: SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

J Lab Med Qual Assur 2020;42:194~199 https://doi.org/10.15263/jlmqa.2020.42.4.194
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