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Proficiency Testing Schemes 2018/2019

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PT Testing Schemes Timetable  
Scheme Code   PT Testing Schemes Test Method Annual Price Delivery method Distribution dates Key
Antibody Detection
PT0001 View Details African Horse Sickness (AHS) ELISA - serum £675 C 15 May, 13 Nov ▲ƒ
PT0137 View Details African Swine Fever (ASF) ELISA - serum £515 C 17 Apr, 18 Sep  
PT0003 View Details  Aujeszky’s disease ELISA - SNT - serum £590 C 12 Jun, 11 Sep, 4 Dec, 12 Mar
PT0005 View Details Avian Influenza (AI) AGIDT / HAIT - serum £880 C 8 May, 6 Nov  
PT0144 View Details Avian Metapneumovirus (AmPV) ELISA - serum £380 C 22 May, 16 Oct  
PT0145 View Details Avian Reticuloendotheliosis (REV) ELISA - serum £405 C 12 Jun, 15 Jan  
PT0007 View Details Babesia caballi IFAT / ELISA / CFT - serum £485 C 15 May, 13 Nov ▲ƒ
PT0009 View Details Big Liver and Spleen disease (BLS) AGIDT - serum £600 C 21 Aug, 19 Feb  
PT0138 View Details Bluetongue Virus (BTV) ELISA - serum £490 C 18 Sep, 19 Mar ▲•
PT0011 View Details Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) ELISA - bulk milk £520 C 22 May, 21 Aug, 20 Nov, 19 Feb
PT0012 View Details Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) ELISA / SNT - serum £425 C 17 Apr, 17 Jul, 16 Oct, 22 Jan
PT0015 View Details Brucella abortus CFT / SAT - serum £760 C 22 May, 21 Aug, 20 Nov, 19 Feb
PT0016 View Details Brucella abortus ELISA - serum £715 C 22 May, 21 Aug, 20 Nov, 19 Feb
PT0018 View Details Brucella abortus ELISA - milk £550 C 24 Apr, 24 Jul, 23 Oct, 29 Jan
PT0019 View Details Brucella abortus Milk Ring test - milk £390 C 10 Apr, 10 Jul, 9 Oct, 15 Jan
PT0020 View Details Brucella abortus Rose Bengal test - serum £335 C 15 May, 14 Aug, 13 Nov, 12 Feb
PT0022 View Details Brucella canis  SAT / RSA - serum £490 C 15 May, 13 Nov
PT0035 View Details Chlamydophila CFT / ELISA - serum £570 C 12 Jun, 9 Oct, 12 Feb
PT0036 View Details Classical Swine Fever (CSF) ELISA / SNT - serum £395 C 11 Sep, 12 Mar
PT0128 View Details  Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP)  cELISA / CFT / IBT - serum  £525 C 14 Aug, 12 Feb ▲‡
PT0041 View Details Egg Drop Syndrome (EDS) ELISA / HAIT - serum £430 C 10 Apr, 9 Oct
PT0044 View Details Enzootic Bovine Leukosis (EBL) ELISA - milk £540 C 24 Apr, 24 Jul, 23 Oct, 29 Jan
PT0045 View Details Enzootic Bovine Leukosis (EBL) ELISA / AGIDT - serum £425 C 19 Jun, 18 Sep, 11 Dec, 19 Mar
PT0042 View Details Ehrlichia Canis IFAT - Serum £495 C 18 Sep, 19 Mar •ƒ
PT0046 View Details Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA) AGIDT - serum £470 C 15 May, 13 Nov ▲ƒ
PT0047 View Details Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) ELISA / SNT - serum £465 C 15 May, 13 Nov
PT0172 View Details Fasciola hepatica (liver fluke) ELISA - serum £355 C 14 Aug, 12 Feb
PT0173 View Details Fasciola hepatica (liver fluke) ELISA - bulk milk £350 C 10 Jul, 15 Jan  
PT0139 View Details  Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) - Eurasian strains ELISA / VNT - serum £475 C 18 Sep, 19 Mar
PT0065 View Details Gamma interferon (Bovine TB) ELISA - serum £725 D 17 Apr, 17 Jul, 16 Oct, 22 Jan  
PT0049 View Details Glanders CFT - serum £470 C 15 May, 13 Nov ▲°
PT0051 View Details Hypoderma bovis (Warble fly) Titration / cELISA - serum £755 C 14 Aug, 12 Feb
PT0054 View Details IBR / P13 / RSV ELISA - serum £235 C 20 Nov, 19 Mar
PT0052 View Details Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) ELISA - milk £515 C 22 May, 21 Aug, 20 Nov, 19 Feb
PT0053 View Details  Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) ELISA / SNT - serum £365 C 10 Jul, 13 Nov, 12 Mar
PT0055 View Details Infectious Bronchitis Virus (IBV) avian HAIT - serum £435 C 25 Sep, 26 Mar
PT0056 View Details Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD) - Gumboro AGIDT - serum £455 C 19 Jun, 22 Jan
PT0057 View Details Leptospira hardjo ELISA - bulk milk £525 C 15 May, 14 Aug, 13 Nov, 12 Feb
PT0058 View Details Leptospira hardjo bovis  ELISA - serum £340 C 19 Jun. 11 Dec
PT0059 View Details Maedi visna / CAEV AGIDT / ELISA - serum £710 C 22 May, 21 Aug, 20 Nov, 19 Feb
PT0068 View Details Mycobacterium paratuberculosis - Bovine ELISA - serum £425 C 17 Apr, 17 Jul, 16 Oct, 22 Jan
PT0120 View Details  Mycoplasma gallisepticum - Chicken RSA / ELISA - serum £455 C 29-May
PT0122 View Details  Mycoplasma gallisepticum & meleagridis - Turkey RSA / ELISA - serum £455 C 29-May
PT0072 View Details Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae  ELISA - serum £470 C 17 Apr, 16 Oct  
PT0155 View Details Neospora caninum  ELISA - serum £410 C 12 Jun, 13 Nov
PT0076 View Details Porcine Parvovirus (PPV) ELISA / HAIT serum £430 C 21 Aug, 11 Dec, 19 Mar
PT0077 View Details Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) ELISA /IPMA serum £460 C 12 Jun, 11 Sep, 4 Dec, 12 Mar
PT0175 View Details Streptococcus equi subs equi (Strangles) ELISA - serum £370 C 14 Aug, 12 Feb  
PT0106 View Details Theileria (Babesia) equi  IFAT / CFT / ELISA - serum £470 C 15 May, 13 Nov
PT0110 View Details Toxoplasma gondii ▲LAT / ▲IFAT / ELISA - serum £300 C 17 Apr, 16 Oct, 22 Jan  
PT0112 View Details Trypanosoma equiperdum (Dourine) IFAT / CFT - serum £470 C 15 May, 13 Nov ▲ƒ
Haematology
PT0050 View Details Haematology - Ruminant blood Blood cell counts £855 C 24 Apr, 29 May, 26 Jun, 24 Jul, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 23 Oct, 27 Nov, 11 Dec, 29 Jan, 26 Feb, 26 Mar
Clinical Chemistry
PT0107 View Details Tissue - copper Tissue biochemistry £420 C 24 Apr, 23 Oct ▲•
PT0108 View Details Tissue - lead Tissue biochemistry £420 C 24 Jun, 29 Jan ▲•
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy
PT0124 View Details BSE Rapid Tissue Test Rapid BSE tests - brain £675 B 24 Apr, 23 Oct ▲†
PT0135 View Details PrP Immunohistochemistry Technical Histopathology - brain sections £1,580 N/A Variable  
PT0094 View Details Scrapie blood genotyping Genotyping - blood £275 C 21 Aug, 19 Feb
PT0125 View Details Scrapie Rapid Tissue Test Rapid Scrapie tests - brain £500 B 24 Apr, 23 Oct ▲†
Virology
PT0142 View Details Avian Leukosis Antigen ELISA - serum £435 C 7 Aug, 5 Feb  
PT0010 View Details Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) virus AgELISA / PCR - blood £220 C 5 Jun, 4 Dec
PT0148 View Details Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) virus AgELISA - ear tissue £405 C 5 Jun, 4 Dec
PT0178 View Details Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) virus PCR - ear tissue £405 C 7 Aug, 8 Jan
PT0160 View Details Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) virus PCR - bulk milk £410 C 7 Aug, 5 Feb  
PT0136 View Details Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) PCR £475 C 3 Apr, 2 Oct  
Parasitology
PT0176 View Details Ectoparasitology ID of lice and mites £185 N/A 24 Jul, 29 Jan  
PT0177 View Details Fluke egg count FEC - faeces £260 C 26-Jun
PT0111 View Details Trichinella spiralis Enumeration in post digestion filtrate £630 C 26 Jun, 25 Sep, 11 Dec, 26 Mar  
PT0114 View Details  Worm egg count WEC - faeces £715 C 25 Sep, 11 Dec, 26 Mar
Feed Tests
PT0063 View Details Bone in animal feed Microscopic examination £765 C 26 Jun, 25 Sep, 11 Dec, 26 Mar
PT0080 View Details Protein in animal feed PCR £475 C 24 Apr, 24 Jul, 23 Oct, 29 Jan  
Microbiology
PT0163 View Details Acid alcohol-fast Bacilli (AAFB) Stain & ID £180 C 24 Jul, 27 Nov  
PT0002 View Details Bacillus anthracis Microscopic exam of blood £480 C 25 Sep, 26 Mar
PT0008 View Details Bacterial diseases in cold water fish Isolation & ID of fish pathogens £575 C 3 Jul, 6 Nov, 5 Mar  
PT0025 View Details Brucella abortus - slides Stain & ID £330 C 26 Jun, 25 Sep, 11 Dec, 26 Mar
PT0187 View Details Brucella PCR PCR £340 C 11 Sep, 12 Feb
PT0165 View Details Campylobacter species Isolation & ID £420 C 3 Apr, 2 Oct  
PT0164 View Details Composting of animal by-products Isolation / enumeration £355 C 8 May, 7 Aug, 6 Nov, 5 Feb  
PT0039 View Details E.coli 0157 Isolation & ID from clinical samples £710 C 8 May, 7 Aug, 6 Nov, 5 Feb
PT0040 View Details E.coli Serotyping £320 C 4 Sep, 5 Mar
PT0134 View Details Equine microbiology Isolation & ID of equine pathogens £505 C 5 Jun, 4 Sep, 4 Dec, 5 Mar
PT0153 View Details Leptospira in kidney PCR £365 C 17 Jul, 19 Feb  
PT0171 View Details Listeria species Isolation & ID £385 C 5 Jun, 4 Dec  
PT0060 View Details Mastitis - bovine Isolation & ID of milk pathogens £285 C 3 Apr, 4 Sep
PT0185 View Details Microbiology - Antimicrobial Sensitivity Test (AST) Culture and AST  £380 C 8 May, 4 Sep, 8 Jan
PT0181 View Details Microbiology - Avian Isolation & ID of animal pathogens £380 C 8 May, 4 Sep, 8 Jan
PT0182 View Details Microbiology - Bovine Isolation & ID of animal pathogens £380 C 8 May, 4 Sep, 8 Jan
PT0183 View Details Microbiology - Ovine Isolation & ID of animal pathogens £380 C 8 May, 4 Sep, 8 Jan
PT0184 View Details Microbiology - Porcine Isolation & ID of animal pathogens £380 C 8 May, 4 Sep, 8 Jan
PT0061 View Details Microbiology - farm animals Isolation & ID of animal pathogens £865 C 3 Apr, 8 May, 5 Jun, 3 Jul, 7 Aug, 4 Sep, 2 Oct, 6 Nov, 4 Dec, 8 Jan, 5 Feb, 5 Mar
PT0127 View Details Mycobacterium avian subsp. paratuberculosis (Johnes) Culture - faeces £285 C 7 Aug, 5 Feb
PT0154 View Details Mycobacterium avian subsp. paratuberculosis (Johnes) PCR - faeces £235 C 3 Jul, 8 Jan  
PT0121 View Details Mycoplasma gallisepticum & meleagridis culture Isolation & ID £410 C 29-May
PT0126 View Details Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Culture £415 C 4 Sep, 5 Mar
PT0150 View Details Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae PCR £350 B 5 Jun, 4 Dec  
PT0074 View Details Pasteurella multocida toxin detection Culture & ELISA / PCR £560 C 8 May, 4 Sep, 8 Jan
PT0087 View Details Salmonella in animal feed Isolation & ID £315 C 3 Apr, 3 Jul, 2 Oct, 8 Jan
PT0179 View Details Salmonella in bulk eggs Isolation & ID £220 C 8 May, 6 Nov  
PT0088 View Details Salmonella in poultry Isolation & ID £300 C 8 May, 7 Aug, 6 Nov, 5 Feb
PT0180 View Details Salmonella Pullorum, Gallinarum, Arizonae Isolation & ID £265 C 05-Jun  
PT0084 View Details Salmonella serotyping Serotyping £510 C 8 May, 7 Aug, 6 Nov, 5 Feb  
PT0140 View Details Small animal microbiology Isolation & ID of small animal pathogens £500 C 3 Apr, 7 Aug, 2 Oct, 5 Feb
PT0026 View Details Staphylococci - including MRSA Culture & ID - sim.clinical specimen £355 C 4 Sep, 5 Mar
Non UK laboratories
PT0102 View Details Taylorella equigenitalis Isolation & ID £495 C 5 Jun, 8 Jan
PT0104 View Details Taylorella / Klebsiella / Pseudomonas Isolation & ID £855 C 5 Jun, 8 Jan
Histopathology
PT0166 View Details Cellular Pathology Technique (CPT) Staining technique £640 C 3 Apr, 5 Jun, 7 Aug, 2 Oct, 4 Dec, 5 Feb
PT0167 View Details Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Staining technique £670 C 3 Apr, 5 Jun, 7 Aug, 2 Oct, 4 Dec, 5 Feb


Key:
Accredited by UKAS ISO/IEC 17043
New or updated PT Schemes
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Subject to availability and changes to distribution date
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We are unable to add any new participants to PT0049 until further notice
PT0128 CBPP is not currently available. If you are interested in joining this scheme please contact vetqas@apha.gsi.gov.uk
APHA is the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for TSEs. The schemes on this price list are separate from, and do not replace those run by the EURL as part of their mandated work programme.

Price

Prices quoted are for one year's provision of proficiency testing services, exclusive of VAT and operational from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. Prices quoted and invoices raised are in UK pounds sterling (GBP£). Payment must be made in GBP£.

Delivery

For UK customers: The cost of delivery to a UK address is included in the scheme price with the exception of schemes requiring dry-ice delivery - price on application.

Delivery for non-UK customers: All delivery prices are per shipment.

Key:
C Courier Delivery: EU countries - £40.00; Non-EU countries - £54.00. Where possible our shipper will pay any local customs taxes or duties that may be charged. Please note: Some customs will only allow the consignee to pay these fees or duties. If necessary, customs or the courier will contact you on the telephone number stated on the parcel. Please ensure that you have provided us with the most appropriate contact number.
B Courier Delivery using a Biofreeze Bottle: EU countries - £70.00; Non-EU countries - £80.00.
D Courier Delivery using dry ice: Cost varies according to destination - price on application.

Where possible, samples issued for different schemes on the same date to the same name and address, and using the same delivery method, will be packed and shipped together in one parcel.

Repeat samples are available on request, subject to availability. Repeat samples will not be available for PT schemes where sample material is in short supply. Samples can be included in your next scheduled shipment.

Import permits

It is the responsibility of the participants to check with their customs authority if an import permit is required for them to import Vetqas PT samples. If a permit is required, we must receive a valid copy of the permit before the scheduled distribution date. Please note that if we have been notified that a permit is required, but we do not receive it in time for the scheduled distribution date. If we have been notified that a permit is required, but we do not receive it in time for the scheduled distribution date, the samples will not be shipped and there will be no refund.

Distribution dates

If we have to change any of these dates during the year we will contact all participants that are affected.

If you participate in any other schemes that are not on our published price list, and you want to know the distribution date before it appears online, please contact us.


Vetqas and APHA Scientific are part of the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), which is an executive agency of Defra.

If you require any further details please contact QA unit.