Any diagnostic laboratory worldwide can participate. There are no specific eligibility requirements
Availability and cost of Programs
- Serology program only: participation fee = €1,560 for 1 shipment of 10 specimens.
- Microbiology program only: participation fee = € 1,350 for 1 shipment of 10 specimens.
- Combination of serology and microbiology programs: participation fee = € 2,150 for 1 annual shipment of 20 specimens.
Shipments are made each November from the LAQ Specimen Distribution Center, Barcelona, Spain
Specimens are shipped by World Courier who together with the Distribution Center will ensure that all of your country’s regulations in respect of the importation of biological specimens are fulfilled
PEP is a self-assessment program. Participating laboratories are not required to submit any reports of their results to the Network or any other agency. However, participating laboratories are free to discuss their findings with each other. In fact, we encourage participating laboratories to report any differences in results to help the Network laboratories monitor their own accuracy in specimen production.
When and how to apply
You can apply any time. Simply complete the PEP application form and return to us by email. However, please note that in order for us to accurately estimate total specimen requirements we can only accept confirmation of your wish to participate in the program on receipt of your participation fee.
When and how to pay
On receipt of your application we will send you an invoice for the program(s) you have applied for. Pleases note that if you wish to be included in a November shipment we must receive your fee before the end of the previous June.
In Euros by cheque or bank transfer.
For further information or clarification on any of the above, please contact Patri Vergara,firstname.lastname@example.org