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Quality Assurance Unit - Scheme Details

Antibody Detection
PT Number
PT0120
Scheme title
Mycoplasma gallisepticum chicken serology
Suitable testing methods
Rapid Slide Agglutination Test / ELISA
If initial RSAT result is positive, heat serum at 56oC for 30 minutes and retest.
If positive after heating serum, make dilutions from 1/5 to 1/40 using a new pipette/tip at each stage and retest. Please record results for final dilution at which a positive result is obtained.
Confirmatory testing may be performed at participant's discretion
Reporting format
+ve or -ve and final dilution at which the sample is positive should be noted.
Authorised reports are published electronically. These show intended results and results from all participants.
Results to be returned within
28 days
Number of samples in each distribution
6
Sample Type
0.5ml liquid serum from infected animals (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. Where applicable, pack with other Mycoplasma PT schemes.
Number of distributions per year
1
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
This scheme is equivalent to PT0069 the Poultry Health Scheme run by Defra.
For price and detail of distribution months please see price list or contact: vetqas@apha.gsi.gov.uk
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