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Quality Assurance Unit - Scheme Details

Parasitology
PT Number
PT0177
Purpose
Identification and enumeration of fluke eggs in faeces.
Scheme title
Fluke egg 
Suitable testing methods
Fluke egg - by sedimentation and flotation methods. 40 grams of material per sample is supplied. Participants should use the quantity as specified in their testing protocol.
Reporting format

Fluke egg Positive, Negative and count.

Authorised final reports are published electronically. Each report includes a collation of participants’ results.

Results to be returned within
14 days
Number of samples in each distribution
3
Sample Type
Fluke egg 40 g ovine faeces unless otherwise stated.
Packaging and transport details
Non-infectious substance. UK - Normal post. Overseas - courier delivery. Courier delivery will incur additional costs. Please contact the QA unit for details
Number of distributions per year
1
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.
Date scheme started
Pre 2007
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