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PT process and reports

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Quality Assurance Unit

VETQAS SAMPLES WITH UNDISCLOSED CONTENTS

Vetqas supplies participating laboratories with samples, instructions and result recording sheets.

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Participating Laboratory

TESTING AND RESULTS

Samples should be analysed using the laboratory’s own routine method. The result recording worksheet may be used but the final results must be entered into our computerised system before the deadline date.

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Quality Assurance Unit

ANALYSIS OF RESULTS

Vetqas scientists analyse the results and an evaluation of performance is made by a test or disease consultant.

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Participating Laboratory

COLLATED REPORT

The collated report showing anonymised results from scheme participants is published electronically. Inter laboratory comparisons can be made. Reports provide evidence to assist a laboratory qualify for accreditation by a third party.

Timescales

The schemes are run over a yearly programme and results must be entered within specific dates to comply with the testing regime. Result tabulations can be printed or saved as pdf files. Historical tabulations are available on-line while still participating in the scheme.

For further information on PT schemes, Vetqas and scheme use please see our page on essential information.

Page last modified: 8 September, 2015