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Quality Assurance Unit - Scheme Details

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy
PT Number
PT0125
Scheme title
Scrapie Rapid Tissue test
Suitable testing methods
ELISA / BLOT
Reporting format
OD and Interpretation, s+ve / m+ve / w+ve / -ve / Inconclusive. Authorised report will be published electronically. These will show intended result and results from all participants
Results to be returned within
15 days
Number of samples in each distribution
5
Sample Type
1.5g - 2g Ovine Tissue Homogenate
Packaging and transport details
UN3373 – Biological substance category B, in Bio freeze bottle. Courier delivery will incur additional charges. Please contact the QA unit for further 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
ISO/IEC 17043:2010 Conformity assessment - General requirements for proficiency testing.
NB: The Blot testing part of this scheme is not covered by UKAS accreditation
Date scheme started
2008
Notes
For price and detail of distribution months please see price list or contact: vetqas@apha.gsi.gov.uk
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