Evaluation Scheme

Total Marks = 25

1. Smear: For staining and report - 5 Marks

  • Five marks are assigned for correct reporting of gram reaction of organism, cells and interpretation of grams findings.

2. Culture: Identification up to species - 7 Marks

  • Correct grams stain of given culture - 1 Mark
  • Correct identification (genus and species) of organism - 3 Marks
  • If automated - printout attached / manual ID giving three key reactions - 3 Marks
  • For Sensitivity - 5 marks
  • One mark each for 5 specified antibiotics
  • If automated - printout attached/ can be done by manual method (Disk Diffusion/ E-Test etc.)
  • When identification is wrong, the susceptibility will NOT be evaluated.

3. Serology: Results with correct report - 8 Marks

  • Only result and no cut off or report - No marks

Important points to note:

  • The decision of the Chairman & Co-coordinators regarding evaluation of the QC package is final.

  • Any discussion regarding the above will be entertained through the following email ID: iammeqas.dlh@sgrh.com

  • All vials are repeatedly tested after lyophilisation for viability and purity. If any laboratory reports as ‘non-viable’, they will be marked negatively for this.

  • Any report received after the date of evaluation fixed by the co-ordinators will not be included for the same.

  • All the participants are expected to perform the tests given in the questionnaire of each QC package. If any exception, please do inform us in the questionnaire which you are going to fill up for the concerned year. Please refer to the Scope. In that case, only the total marks obtained will be given at the end of the year and the certificate with ‘scatter plot’ graph will not be given to you.