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Quality Assurance Unit - Scheme Details

Microbiology
PT Number
PT0074
Scheme title
Pasteurella multocida toxin detection
Suitable testing methods
Microbiological culture / ELISA or PCR

Note:
ELISA tests detect the presence of the Pasteurella multocida toxin (PMT).
PCR tests detect the presence of toxA, the gene encoding the PMT.

A theoretical potential exists for a sample to be PCR positive but ELISA negative.  In this situation the toxA gene is present but is not expressed.  The frequency at which such results are obtained is currently unknown.

Reporting format
+ve, -ve or 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
4
Sample Type
0.1ml freeze dried simulated culture in glass vial
Packaging and transport details
UN3373 Biological substance Category B. Courier delivery required which will incur additional charges. Please contact the QA unit for further details
Number of distributions per year
3
Accreditation status
ISO/IEC 17043: 2010 Conformity assessment - General requirements for proficiency testing.
Date scheme started
Pre 2007
Notes

Some verification tests on samples used in this scheme are sub-contracted.

For price and detail of distribution months please see price list or contact: vetqas@apha.gsi.gov.uk

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