The EURLP’s diagnostic activities are performed in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025. The lack of international standards for the diagnosis of foodborne parasitic diseases is a major constraint in implementing a quality assurance system. To date, diagnostic methods have not been standardized at European or international level. Thus there is a need to validate both commercial kits and in-house developed tests. EURLP staff, on the basis of long-lasting scientific experience, developed new tests and reagents for detecting parasitic pathogens, and contributed to work up international guidelines.
EURLP developed and validated the following diagnostic methods:
"Detection of anti-Trichinella antibodies in swine serum by indirect ELISA"
The EURLP organizes Proficiency Testing (PT) on the digestion method to detect Trichinella larvae in meat intended for human consumption according to the Regulation (EU) 2015/1375, for laboratories performing official controls for foodborne parasites on food and feed. On May 2014, the EURLP was accredited by ACCREDIA, the italian accreditation body, as PT Provider (PTP), in conformity with the ISO/IEC 17043:2010 international standard.
To participate to the PT schemes planned by EURLP, laboratories have to send a request by e-mail to the EURLP Director firstname.lastname@example.org), who will send to the admitted laboratories an user id and a password to login to the...
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