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Quality Assurance Unit - Scheme Details

PT Number
Scheme title
Mycoplasma gallisepticum and meleagridis culture
Suitable testing methods
Microbiological culture.

Each vial is to be reconstituted with 0.5 ml of the diluent provided. Make a 10 fold series of dilutions down to 10-6 using a new pipette/tip at each stage and then plate out on solid media following your routine method.

Reporting format
Growth +ve or –ve and final dilution at which growth is obtained is noted. Authorised reports are published electronically. These show intended results and results from all participants.
Results to be returned within
28 days
Number of samples in each distribution
Sample Type
0.1mL freeze dried simulated specimen plus 15mL diluent
Packaging and transport details
UN3373 – Biological substance category B. Courier delivery required which will incur additional charges. Please contact the QA unit for further details
Number of distributions per year
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
This scheme is equivalent to PT0070 the Poultry Health Scheme run by Defra.
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