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Quality Assurance Unit - Scheme Details

Antibody Detection
PT Number
PT0042
Scheme title
Ehrlichia canis antibody detection
Suitable testing methods
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Test - IFAT
Reporting format

IFAT - Strength of fluorescence, End Point Dilution plus Interpretation (+ve / -ve / inconclusive) on 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
100μl liquid sera (heat treated)
Packaging and transport details
Non-infectious substance. UK - Normal post. Overseas - courier. Courier delivery will incur additional costs. 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
This PT scheme is non-accredited
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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