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Histopathology external quality assessment scheme

Published on 21 April 2022

The Histopathology EQA Scheme maintains and improves diagnostic standards in pathology laboratories. It has a base at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

What does the Histopathology EQA Scheme cover?

The scheme aims to promote consistency in pathology reporting standards across Scotland. It also contributes to continuing medical education. Pathology labs study and diagnose disease using cell and tissue samples.

The scheme is fully accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

Find further information about the scheme on the Scottish Pathology Network website.

Lead clinician

Dr Geraldine O’Dowd, Consultant Pathologist


NHS Tayside
Department of Pathology
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School

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