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Quality Assurance Unit - Scheme Details

Virology
PT Number
PT0010
Scheme title
Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) virus antigen detection
Suitable testing methods
ERNS ELISA and/or PCR
Reporting format
ELISA - Optical Density (OD) and +ve / -ve / inconclusive. PCR CT value and +ve / -ve / inconclusive. Authorised report will be published electronically. These will show intended result and results from all participants.
Results to be returned within
21 days
Number of samples in each distribution
5
Sample Type
0.5ml heparin blood. Contains BVD Type 1.
Packaging and transport details
UN3373 Biological substance category B. UK by post. Overseas by courier. Please contact the QA unit for details.
Number of distributions per year
2
Subcontracting
Various aspects of the Proficiency testing schemes may at times be subcontracted. When this occurs it is placed with a competent subcontractor and the Quality Assurance Unit is responsible to the scheme participants for the subcontractors work.
Accreditation status
ISO/IEC 17043: 2010 Conformity assessment - General requirements for proficiency testing.
Date scheme started
Pre 2007
Notes
For price and detail of distribution months please see price list or contact: vetqas@apha.gsi.gov.uk
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