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Proficiency tests

EURL for Campylobacter organise at least one proficiency test (PT) each year for the National Reference Laboratories (NRL) to detect and quantify Campylobacter spp. in different types of matrices.

The aim with the PTs is to provide NRLs with details of relevant analytical methods for analysing samples that mimic realistic diagnostic samples to be analysed for Campylobacter in the member states (MSs). The aim is also to assess the performance of the NRLs and thereby to identify potential analytical problems that could be solved by assistance from the EURL in order to improve the performance. 

Below is a list of proficiency tests sent out by the EURL-Campylobacter to the NRLs.
Detailed information about each proficiency test (pdf)

Year

PT no.

Name of the proficiency test

2007 PT1               Detection and species identification of Campylobacter in chicken caecal contents
  PT2 Campylobacter detection in chicken caeca 
2008 PT3 Detection and enumeration of Campylobacter spp. in broiler skin
  PT4 Species identification of Campylobacter by three PCR assays 
2009 PT5 Detection and enumeration of Campylobacter spp. in broiler meat
2010 PT6 Identification of Campylobacter spp. in swab samples
  PT7 Detection and enumeration of Campylobacter spp. in broiler meat
2011 PT8 Detection and enumeration of Campylobacter spp. in minced meat
2012 PT9 Detection and enumeration of Campylobacter spp. in chicken breast muscle
  PT10 Identification of Campylobacter spp. in swab samples
2013 PT11 Enumeration (and voluntary detection after enrichment) of Campylobacter spp. in chicken breast muscle
  PT12 Detection and species identification of Campylobacter spp. in sock samples
2014       PT13 Enumeration (and voluntary detection after enrichment) of Campylobacter spp. in minced meat
  PT14     Detection and species identification of Campylobacter spp. in milk filters
2015 PT15 Detection and enumeration of Campylobacter in chicken meat 
  PT16 Detection and species identification of Campylobacter in sock samples
2016 PT17 Enumeration (and voluntary detection after enrichment) of Campylobacter spp. in chicken skin
  PT18 Detection and species identification of Campylobacter spp. in caecum samples
2017 PT19 Detection and Enumeration of Campylobacter in minced chicken meat
  PT20 Detection and species identification of Campylobacter spp. in swab samples
2018 PT21 Enumeration (and voluntary detection and species identification) of Campylobacter in chicken skin
  PT22 Detection and species identification of Campylobacter spp. in chicken faecal swab samples

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