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Quality Assurance Unit - Scheme Details

Antibody Detection
PT Number
PT0015
Scheme title
Brucella abortus CFT/SAT serum
Suitable testing methods
Slide Agglutination Test - SAT and Complement Fixation Test - CFT
Reporting format
SAT - Individual plate and tube results, titre values and IU results on a tabulation. CFT Individual well result, titre values and IU results on a tabulation. 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
Sera in 0.5 ml aliquots. (Heat treated) Either negative or positive for B. abortus, may also contain ovine sera positive for B.melitensis.
Packaging and transport details
Non-infectious substance. UK - Normal post. Overseas - courier. Courier delivery will incur additional charges. Please contact the QA unit for details.
Number of distributions per year
4
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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