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Proficiency Testing on the identification of Trichinella larvae at the species level by a molecular method: aim, instructions and procedure

 The EURLP organizes proficiency testing for laboratories performing official controls for foodborne parasites on food and feed, according to the ISO/IEC 17043:2010. This ISO standard defines the proficiency testing as evaluation of participant performance against pre-established criteria by means of interlaboratory comparisons. The EURLP organize Proficiency Testing (PT) for the identification of Trichinella muscle larvae at species level.
Who can participate to the PT. All the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for parasites from EU member states or associated countries.
Aim of the PT. Correctly identify Trichinella muscle larvae at species level by a molecular method.
PT item used. Four different species of Trichinella ...

Published 02-22-2013 in Proficiency Testing , last update 12-02-2016 More...


National Reference Laboratories

 The NRLs’ main responsibilities include: collaborating with EURLs; providing scientific and technical support to health or veterinary authorities for implementing coordinated control plans; and ensuring that the information supplied by the EURL is provided to both the authorities and official national laboratories. All EU Member States, as well as EEA and EU Candidate Countries, have appointed one or more NRLs for parasites, shown in the map (by clicking on the markers, all information will be displayed. Increased zooming is needed for Norway and Romania, as they have two NRLs located in the same city).

NRL map.

Published 10-10-2006 in NRLs , last update 11-22-2016 More...



Eleventh Annual Workshop: Agenda

 The podcasts of discussions on NRL and invited speakers presentations, as well as the posters presented by NRLs, are available at the following link: Audio.

Published 05-27-2016 in Workshops , last update 06-17-2016 More...



Eleventh Annual Workshop: NRL presentations

Published 05-26-2016 in Workshops , last update 06-14-2016 More...



Eleventh Annual Workshop: Invited speakers

Published 05-24-2016 in Workshops , last update 06-14-2016 More...


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