Please record any pathogen found in the “Intended Pathogen(s) Isolated” entry. Where other organisms are isolated, these can be recorded in the “Other Organism(s) Isolated” entry.
The authorised report will be published electronically. This will show intended results and participant results. Results from other participants will also be present when several Lab Codes are participating.
0.1 mL containing microorganism(s) freeze dried in glass vials. Samples may contain a pure pathogen and could also contain common contaminants. The isolates are derived from either reference or field strains.
Participants will be given clinical information about the sample, as would happen with most usual sample submissions to a laboratory. Using normal routine procedures the participants will make their choice of tests to try to determine the organism(s) present.
In some laboratories veterinarian comments on laboratory results from “real” samples can be part of the submissions and result reporting process, especially when deciding whether or not an organism is considered to be a pathogen in diagnosis and thus have implications on any treatment offered. In this case, veterinarians are able to make their comments in the “Bacteriology Comments” on the result entry sheet and/or PT-LIMS. However, this type of comment is not part of the PT scheme and not assessed.
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