The French National Reference Centre (NRC) for Whooping Cough carried out an external quality control (QC) exercise in 2010 for the PCR diagnosis of whooping cough. The main objective of the study was to assess the impact of this QC in the participating laboratories through a repeat exercise in 2012.

The French National Reference Centre (NRC) for Whooping Cough carried out an external quality control (QC) exercise in 2010 for the PCR diagnosis of whooping cough. The main objective of …