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NeuQAP is the proud winner of the best paper award for the second time in succession at the 5th PTP / RMP conclave organised by NABL.
We are pleased to inform you that the NeuQAP Team participated in the 4th PTP (Proficiency Testing Providers) /RMP (Reference Material Producers) Conclave organised by NABL as per ISO 17043:2010(E) and ISO 17034:2016 on 30th and 31st August 2020.

Dr Jayaram - Director and Programme Coordinator NEUQAP presented a paper on the NeuQAP Histopathology scheme which won the first prize for NeuQAP.
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About Neu-QAP

Laboratory Medicine is a rapidly growing professional field having many implications on health care. Laboratories come up by the crop, without understanding the impact they will have on health care. There is nothing wrong in laboratories coming on every street as long as there is a commitment to maintain the quality of the results to a minimum standard. Defining this minimum standard has become very subjective and each lab professional defines quality practice in his or her own way, which may be correct or wrong depending on the science behind it. Proficiency testing (PT) is a vital component of Quality Control where the laboratory’s performance is compared against a peer group. At Neu-QAP, our aim is to have a large peer group of laboratories, not only across India, but on a global scale. The NeuQAP Proficiency testing plans in the areas of routine haematology, clinical chemistry, serology, histopathology, Cytogenetics, and Immunopathology ANA-IFA are accredited by NABL as per the compliance ISO/IEC 17043:2010. The programmes for other high-end tests including those related to immunohistochemistry, molecular biology, mass spectrometry and genomics will be developed and introduced in a phased manner.


To be among the top three providers of PT services globally with the widest menu.

We are happy to inform you that NEUQAP PTP Programme is accredited by NABL for compliance per ISO/IEC 17043: 2010.
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Program Policies

Neu-QAP is the proficiency testing program of Neuberg Anand Academy of Laboratory Medicine, an independent organisation associated with Neuberg Anand Reference Laboratories. The programme will provide cost effective External Quality Assessment to member laboratories. Laboratories can become members by registering to the program, following scrutiny of application by the Quality Manager of NAALM.

Criteria for approval of laboratories would be based on the following:

Authorised signatory should be a medical graduate with qualification approved by the Medical Council of India. The laboratory should have a well-defined internal quality control programme. This is a necessity as day to day variations are best identified by internal quality control. If the laboratory is not NABL accredited, it should provide a proof of running daily quality control in the form of LJ charts or cumulative SD and CV for two months where applicable. If the laboratory does not have record of internal quality control, measures should be taken to record the same in the form of LJ charts. This will help the laboratory to develop a system of records which in turn will help in preparing for the process of accreditation. NABL accredited laboratories are required to provide accreditation details.

Where relevant, the programme will use pooled sera and lyophilized sera as quality control material. All material (sera) being dispatched to member laboratories should be considered as potentially infectious and handled according. The quality assessment program for histopathology shall focus on two aspects- PART A: on pre-analytical aspects beginning from tissue processing, sectioning to staining. PART B – on analytical aspects (interpretation of slides).

PART A - Tissue samples that are fixed in buffered neutral formalin shall be distributed to all member laboratories. The labs are expected to process the tissue and prepare stained slides which shall then be returned to the nodal centre for evaluation. Parameters like thickness of section, artefacts and staining quality shall be scored and results shall be returned to the lab.
PART B – Identical H&E stained sections from a single block shall be distributed to all member labs along with pertinent history. The labs are expected to return their interpretations and diagnoses in clear terms, in the response sheet that shall be provided. Classification where ever applicable shall follow current and internationally acceptable guidelines. The results shall be compared with the consensus diagnosis and report made.