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dc.contributor.authorJacobs-Reitsma, WF
dc.contributor.authorMaas, HME
dc.contributor.authorBouw, E
dc.contributor.authorMooijman, KA
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-01T16:47:22Z
dc.date.available2019-02-01T16:47:22Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-28
dc.identifier.doi10.21945/RIVM-2016-0043
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10029/622388
dc.description.abstractThe National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) of all 28 European Union (EU) Member States performed well in the 2015 quality control test on Salmonella typing. One laboratory was found to require a follow-up study after the initial test. Overall, the EU-NRLs were able to assign the correct name to 97% of the strains tested. In addition to the standard method for typing Salmonella (serotyping), sixteen laboratories performed typing at DNA level, using Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE). This more detailed typing method is sometimes needed to trace the source of a contamination. For quality control, the participants received another ten strains of Salmonella to be tested by this method. Fourteen of the sixteen participating laboratories were suitably equipped to use the PFGE method. Since 1992, the NRLs of the EU Member States are obliged to participate in annual quality control tests which consist of interlaboratory comparison studies on Salmonella. Each Member State designates a specific laboratory within their national boundaries to be responsible for the detection and identification of Salmonella strains in animals and/or food products. These laboratories are referred to as the National Reference Laboratories (NRLs). The performance of these NRLs in Salmonella typing is assessed annually by testing their ability to identify twenty Salmonella strains. NRLs from countries outside the European Union occasionally participate in these tests on a voluntary basis. The EU-candidate-countries Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey, and EFTA countries Iceland, Norway and Switzerland took part in the 2015 assessment. The annual interlaboratory comparison study on Salmonella typing is organised by the European Union Reference Laboratory for Salmonella (EURL-Salmonella). The EURL-Salmonella is located at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, the Netherlands.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Commission, Directorate-General for Health and Consumer Protection (DG-Sanco)en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieuen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRIVM report 2016-0043en_US
dc.subjectEURL-Salmonellaen_US
dc.subjectSalmonellaen_US
dc.subjectserotyperingen_US
dc.subjectmoleculaire (PFGE) typeringen_US
dc.subjectvergelijkend laboratoriumonderzoeken_US
dc.subjectserotypingen_US
dc.subjectmolecular (PFGE) typingen_US
dc.subjectinterlaboratory comparison studyen_US
dc.subjectRIVM report 2016-0043
dc.title20th EURL-Salmonella interlaboratory comparison study (2015) on typing of Salmonella sppen_US
dc.title.alternativeTwintigste EURL-Salmonella ringonderzoek (2015) voor de typering van Salmonella sppen_US
dc.typeReport
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