Microbiology

Endoscope and Bronchoscope Surveillance Culture

Catalogue Number

12130102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

6

Sample Type

Lyophilised sample

Sample volume

1mL

Schedule

March, September

Measurand/Test

Microbiological Surveillance Culture for endoscopes and bronchoscopes

Storage and Handling

On receipt of the samples, prompt processing is recommended. If not performing testing immediately, store the un-reconstituted vials at 2-8ºC and protect from direct light.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on July 31, 2020

Molecular Bordetella pertussis

Catalogue Number

12220102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

6

Sample Type

Lyophilised sample

Sample volume

1mL

Schedule

February, October

Measurand/Test

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection of Bordetella pertussis using molecular assays

Storage and Handling

On receipt of the samples, prompt processing is recommended. If not performing testing immediately, store the un-reconstituted vials at room temperature and protect from direct light.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on July 31, 2020

Molecular Herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2

Catalogue Number

12320102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

6

Sample Type

Lyophilised sample

Sample volume

1mL

Schedule

June, November

Measurand/Test

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection of HSV types 1 and 2 using molecular assays

Storage and Handling

On receipt of the samples, prompt processing is recommended. If not performing testing immediately, store the un-reconstituted vials at room temperature and protect from direct light.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on September 23, 2020

Molecular Neisseria meningitidis

Catalogue Number

12380102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

6

Sample Type

Lyophilised sample

Sample volume

1mL

Schedule

February, June

Measurand/Test

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection of Neisseria meningitidis using molecular assays

Storage and Handling

On receipt of the samples, prompt processing is recommended. If not performing testing immediately, store the un-reconstituted vials at room temperature and protect from direct light.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on July 31, 2020

Molecular Varicella zoster virus

Catalogue Number

12420102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

6

Sample Type

Lyophilised sample

Sample volume

1mL

Schedule

June, November

Measurand/Test

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection of Varicella zoster virus using molecular assays

Storage and Handling

On receipt of the samples, prompt processing is recommended. If not performing testing immediately, store the un-reconstituted vials at room temperature and protect from direct light.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on July 31, 2020

Molecular Alphavirus and Flavivirus

Catalogue Number

12210102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

6

Sample Type

Liquid sample

Sample volume

0.25mL

Schedule

February, August

Measurand/Test

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection and identification of Alphaviruses and Flaviviruses using molecular assays. Alphavirus Group, Barmah Forest virus, Chikungunya virus, Ross River virus, Sindbis virus, Flavivirus Group, Dengue virus, Japanese Encephalitis virus, Kunjin virus, Murray Valley Encephalitis virus, Yellow Fever virus, West Nile virus, Zika virus

Storage and Handling

Samples are dispatched on dry ice in January/February and should be stored frozen at a temperature of -70°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Dangerous Goods (UN1845)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.954 for Dry Ice, UN 1845

Product details last updated on September 23, 2020

Molecular Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Catalogue Number

12230102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

6

Sample Type

Lyophilised sample

Sample volume

5mL

Schedule

March, July

Measurand/Test

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae using molecular assays

Storage and Handling

On receipt of the samples, prompt processing is recommended. If not performing testing immediately, store the un-reconstituted vials at room temperature and protect from direct light.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on August 20, 2020

Molecular Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

What's new

New program

Catalogue Number

12430102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

4

Sample Type

Liquid sample

Sample volume

1mL

Schedule

March, June

Measurand/Test

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection of Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 using molecular assays with various gene target detection

Storage and Handling

Samples are dispatched in February and should be stored frozen at a temperature of -20C or -70C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN3373

Additional Comments

This program is under development and currently not covered under the scope of accreditation by NATA.


Product details last updated on September 30, 2020

Molecular Cytomegalovirus

Catalogue Number

12240102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

6

Sample Type

Lyophilised sample

Sample volume

1mL

Schedule

April, September

Measurand/Test

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the qualitative and quantitative detection of CMV using molecular assays

Storage and Handling

On receipt of the samples, prompt processing is recommended. If not performing testing immediately, store the un-reconstituted vials at room temperature and protect from direct light.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on July 31, 2020

Molecular Enterovirus

Catalogue Number

12250102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

6

Sample Type

Lyophilised sample

Sample volume

1mL

Schedule

March, July

Measurand/Test

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection of Enteroviruses including Parechovirus using molecular assays

Storage and Handling

On receipt of the samples, prompt processing is recommended. If not performing testing immediately, store the un-reconstituted vials at room temperature and protect from direct light.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on July 31, 2020

Molecular Gastrointestinal Pathogens: Bacteria

Catalogue Number

12260102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

6

Sample Type

Lyophilised sample

Sample volume

1mL

Schedule

February, July

Measurand/Test

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection of Gastrointestinal Bacteria Pathogens using molecular assays, Multiplex Assays. Clinical material examples include: Aeromonas hydrophila, Campylobacter sp, Escherichia coli O157, Salmonella sp, Shigella sp, Vibrio sp, Yersinia sp

Storage and Handling

On receipt of the samples, prompt processing is recommended. If not performing testing immediately, store the un-reconstituted vials at room temperature and protect from direct light.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on October 28, 2020

Molecular Gastrointestinal Pathogens: Parasites

Catalogue Number

12270102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

6

Sample Type

Liquid sample

Sample volume

1mL

Schedule

March, November

Measurand/Test

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection of Gastrointestinal Parasite Pathogens using molecular assays, Multiplex Assays. Clinical material examples include: Blastocystis hominis, Cryptosporidium sp, Dientamoeba fragilis, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia sp

Storage and Handling

On receipt of the samples, prompt processing is recommended. If not performing testing immediately, store the vials at 4-8ºC and protect from direct light.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

This survey material was packed in compliance with IATA PI.650 for Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373

Product details last updated on October 28, 2020