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Quality Assurance Unit - Scheme Details

Microbiology
PT Number
PT0154
Scheme title
Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Johnes) - PCR
Suitable testing methods
PCR
Reporting format
Positive or negative for bacteria typical of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis. Authorised reports will show intended results and results from all participants.
Results to be returned within
21 days
Number of samples in each distribution
5
Sample Type
2 ml freeze dried faeces in glass vials. Faeces are pooled samples from infected stock. Panel will consist of both positive and negative samples
Packaging and transport details
UN3373 – Biological substance category B. Courier delivery required which 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
2008
Notes
There is another scheme PT 0127 Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Johnes) – Culture which is similar but has a longer timescale for reporting of results which makes PT0127 more suitable for those laboratories using culture techniques.
For price and detail of distribution months please see price list or contact: vetqas@apha.gsi.gov.uk
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