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Quality Assurance Unit - Scheme Details

Virology
PT Number
PT0136
Scheme title
Koi Herpes Virus PCR
Suitable testing methods

Samples should be tested for the presence of Koi Herpes Virus using your routine PCR method. 

Reporting format

Interpretation of test results should be recorded, that is, whether the sample i.e. Positive, Negative or Inconclusive for Koi Herpes Virus.
 
The report form allows for the submission of results from two methods if required.

The final report will be issued electronically. These will show the intended results, as well as the results from all other participants.

Results to be returned within:
28 days
Number of samples in each distribution:
5
Sample Type:

0.25mL lyophilised dilution of carp tissue homogenate (gill, kidney and/or spleen) containing inactivated Koi Herpes Virus. Negative samples may be included in the panel.

Packaging and transport details:
UN3373 – Biological substance Category B. 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.
Date scheme started:
2011
Notes
For price and detail of distribution months please see price list or contact: vetqas@apha.gsi.gov.uk
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