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Quality Assurance Unit - Scheme Details

Microbiology
PT Number
PT0163
Scheme title
Acid Alcohol-fast Bacteria (AAFB)
Suitable testing methods

Staining and reading of slides using the Kinyoun cold stain or equivalent.

Reporting format

Positive or Negative results. Authorised report will be published electronically. These will show intended result and results from all participants.

Results to be returned within
14 days
Number of samples in each distribution

3

Sample Type

Faeces on glass slides; positive spiked with M. avian paratuberculosis. Slides are fixed and dried before issue.

Packaging and transport details

Non-infectious substance sent by either normal post or courier. Courier delivery will incur additional charges. Please contact the QA unit for details.

Number of distributions per year
2
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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