The 18th EQC is online

To access EQConline tests please click here. Results of the previous EQCs can be visualized online under “Results” or may be downloaded as pdf files. If you have any difficulty in accessing your file, please let me know and I´ll contact you. The next EQC tests will be available online on the following dates:     17 04.07.2016 – 31.08.2016 …

The 17th EQC is closed

The next EQC tests will be available online on the following dates: QC NUMBER DATES 18 01.11.2016 – 31.12.2016 19 01.03.2017 – 30.04.2017

Results of the last EQC are online

To access your EQConline results please click here. Results of all past EQCs can be visualized online under “Results” or may be downloaded as pdf files. If you have any difficulty in accessing your file, please let me know and I´ll contact you.  

Newsletter

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Welcome

EQConline is a website intended for embryologists and technicians working in reproductive biology laboratories, but also to anyone interested in human reproduction. Most pages of the website are freely accessible. The “Access Test” section, allows you to participate to various external Quality Controls. Should you be interested in participating in one of the QC/QA schemes, please contact us using the Register option. The …

Inter-rater analysis using the kappa coefficient

For detailed information, please read the following page. Fleiss’ kappa Fleiss’ kappa ( see also Cohen’s kappa) is a statistic measure of the extent of agreement between raters. It works for any number of raters giving categorical ratings  to a fixed number of items. This value will be provided on a separate summary table.

How to grade a spermatozoon?

The EQC test will present you several possible answers for the head, midpiece and tail. You can make only one choice. Although you may not be used to grade head shapes in your day-to-day activity, grading head shape is a convenient way of communicating sperm characteristics both to colleagues and medical staff. In our view, it is an important parameter …

How to grade motility ?

The EQC test will present you short video sequences of live spermatozoa. You can use a built in counter to score sperm motility or use your local device.Results should be expressed as percentages.  Sperm motility classes The classification of motility corresponds to that of the WHO (1999). Parameters           Movement and speed charecterisrics Immotile no movement Motile with no progression all …

How to grade an oocyte?

The EQC test will present you several possible answers for the various characteristics of an oocyte. You can make only one choice. Although you may not be used to grade the oocytes in your day-to-day activity, grading is a convienient way of communicating oocyte characteristics both to colleagues and medical staff. In our view, this is an important parameter to …

How to grade a zygote?

The EQConline test will give you several possible answers fot the various characteristics of a 2 pronuclear zygote. You can make only one choice. Although you may not be used to grade the zygotes in your day-to-day activity, grading is a convienient way of communicating zygote characteristics both to colleagues and medical staff. In our view, it this is an …