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Quality Assurance Unit - Scheme Details

Antibody Detection
PT Number
PT0122
Scheme title
Mycoplasma gallisepticum & meleagridis turkey serology
Suitable testing methods
Rapid Slide Agglutination Test / ELISA
If initial RSAT result is positive, heat serum at 56C 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, -ve and final dilution that is +ve is 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, these can be sent 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 (non APHA labs)
Pre-2007
Notes
This scheme is equivalent to PT0071 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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