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Quality Assurance Unit - Scheme Details

Microbiology
PT Number
PT0187
Scheme title
Brucella PCR
Suitable testing methods
PCR and Multiplex PCR
Reporting format

PCR – Detection of Brucella species, yes/no and Ct value.
PCR – Detection of Brucella abortus, yes/no and Ct value.
Multiplex PCR – Result (Brucella species identified) and where possible the strain. It is requested that a copy of the blot is sent to the Vetqas box to aid the Test commentator in their evaluation of the results.
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
Killed culture in sterile dH2O (heat treated and culture negative)
Packaging and transport details
Non-infectious substance. UK – Normal post, Overseas – courier. Courier delivery will incur additional charges. Please contact the QA unit for details.
Number of distributions per year
2
Accreditation status
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
2018
Notes
For price and detail of distribution months please see price list or contact: vetqas@apha.gsi.gov.uk
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