Mycoplasma gallisepticum & meleagridis turkey serology
Rapid Slide Agglutination Test / ELISA
If initial RSAT result is positive, heat serum at 56°C 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
+ve, -ve and final dilution that is +ve is noted; Authorised reports are published electronically. These show intended results and results from all participants.
0.5ml liquid serum from infected animals (heat treated)
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.
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.
ISO/IEC 17043: 2010 Conformity assessment - General requirements for proficiency testing.