Table. 2.

Type and reporting rate of laboratories participated in the syphilis serology proficiency testing in 2018 and 2019

Type of laboratory 2018 1st trial 2018 2nd trial 2019 1st trial 2019 2nd trial




Nontreponemal Treponemal Nontreponemal Treponemal Nontreponemal Treponemal Nontreponemal Treponemal
Tertiary hospital 45/45 (100.0) 38/45 (84.4) 43/44 (97.7) 38/44 (86.4) 42/43 (97.7) 36/43 (83.7) 43/43 (100.0) 36/43 (83.7)
General hospital 263/269 (97.8) 111/269 (41.3) 263/273 (96.3) 113/273 (41.4) 264/271 (97.4) 107/271 (39.5) 263/269 (97.8) 107/269 (39.8)
Small hospital 132/156 (84.6) 36/156 (23.1) 132/155 (85.2) 32/155 (20.6) 144/166 (86.7) 37/166 (22.3) 143/163 (87.7) 38/163 (23.3)
Physician’s clinic 40/65 (61.5) 34/65 (52.3) 43/66 (65.2) 34/66 (51.5) 43/65 (66.2) 36/65 (55.4) 44/65 (67.7) 36/65 (55.4)
Military hospital 11/15 (73.3) 6/15 (40.0) 11/15 (73.3) 5/15 (33.3) 8/10 (80.0) 5/10 (50.0) 8/10 (80.0) 5/10 (50.0)
Public health center 18/18 (100.0) 16/18 (88.9) 18/18 (100.0) 17/18 (94.4) 19/19 (100.0) 19/19 (100.0) 19/19 (100.0) 19/19 (100.0)
Independent medical laboratory 13/15 (86.7) 13/15 (86.7) 12/14 (85.7) 13/14 (92.9) 13/14 (92.9) 12/14 (85.7) 13/14 (92.9) 12/14 (85.7)
Blood laboratory center 3/3 (100.0) 3/3 (100.0) 4/4 (100.0) 4/4 (100.0) 4/4 (100.0) 4/4 (100.0) 4/4 (100.0) 4/4 (100.0)
Total 525/586 (89.6) 257/586 (43.9) 526/589 (89.3) 256/589 (43.5) 537/592 (90.7) 256/592 (43.2) 537/587 (91.5) 257/587 (43.8)

Values are presented as the number of laboratories, which reported the test results/total number of participated laboratories (%).

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