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Quality Assurance Unit - Scheme Details

Microbiology
PT Number
PT0179
Scheme title
Salmonella in Bulk Eggs
Suitable testing methods
Culture plus identification.
Reporting format
Interpretation of Results (Positive/Negative and Group/Type) to be reported as +ve, -ve or IC. The authorised report will be published electronically. This 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
0.1 ml aliquots of microorganisms freeze dried in glass vials. The samples contain a variety of Salmonella species. These will be both reference strains and field strains commonly found in UK poultry and poultry-related environmental samples. Some of the samples will contain pure cultures whilst others will include contaminants commonly found in this sample type. A panel may contain negative and positive samples.
Packaging and transport details
UN3373 Biological substance Category B. Non UK will be courier delivery; this will incur additional costs. Please contact the QA unit for details.
Number of distributions per year
2; May and November
Accreditation status
This PT scheme is not accredited.
Date scheme started
2014
Notes
For price and detail of distribution months please see price list or contact: vetqas@apha.gsi.gov.uk
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