External Quality Assurance System (EQAS) of the WHO Global Salmonella Surveillance and Laboratory Support Project (Global Salm-Surv)

A. Petersen, Frank Møller Aarestrup, S. Wong, F. Angulo, K. Stöhr, H.C. Wegener

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Abstract

To assure the quality of methods for serotyping and antimicrobial susceptibility testing among laboratories in WHO Global Salm-Surv, an international collaborative study on serotyping and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of eight Salmonella enterica strains was performed. A total of 44 laboratories in 35 countries participated. For serotyping, 76% of the results were correct. For susceptibility testing, 92% of the results for the eight Salmonella strains were in agreement with the expected results. However, 28% of the performed tests with the E. coli ATCC 25922 reference strain were out of the quality control range specified by NCCLS guidelines.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDTU Fødevareinstituttet
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)978-87-92158-46-8
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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