Microbiology

Molecular Sexually Transmitted Pathogens

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Catalogue Number

12480102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

6

Sample Type

Liquid sample

Sample volume

0.8mL

Schedule

May, October

Measurand/Test

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection and identification of Sexually Transmitted Pathogens using molecular assays. Multiplex Assays, Chlamydia trachomatis, Herpes Simplex Virus, Mycoplasma genitalium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Treponema pallidum, Trichomonas vaginalis.

Storage and Handling

Samples are dispatched in March/April 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

Product details last updated on September 9, 2021

Molecular Vaccine Preventable Pathogens

Catalogue Number

12410102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

6

Sample Type

Liquid sample

Sample volume

0.5mL

Schedule

May, August

Measurand/Test

Simulated clinical material provided to assess the detection and identification of Vaccine Preventable Pathogens using molecular assays. Multiplex Assays, Bordetella sp, Influenza A/B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella zoster virus

Storage and Handling

Samples are dispatched in February/March 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

Product details last updated on September 23, 2020

Multi-drug resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR)

Program suitable for laboratories performing screening and/or laboratory detection of multi-drug resistant gram-negative bacteria by phenotypic and/or molecular methods.

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

3 samples per survey.

Sample Type

Lyophilised bacteria.

Sample volume

1mL after reconstitution.

Storage and Handling

On receipt of the samples, prompt processing is recommended.

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

UN3373

Additional Comments

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


Product details last updated on August 10, 2021

Mycology

Catalogue Number

12140102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

4

Cases/samples per survey

3

Sample Type

Liquid

Sample volume

1mL

Schedule

March, June, September, November

Measurand/Test

Dermatophytes, systemic mycotic pathogens, clinically significant yeast and contaminants of interest. Susceptibility testing of yeasts

Storage and Handling

On receipt of the samples, prompt processing is recommended. If not performing testing immediately, store the 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

Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)

Program suitable for laboratories performing identification and antimicrobial susceptibilities of non-tuberculous mycobacteria by culture or molecular methods.

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

3 samples per survey

Sample Type

Lyophilised bacteria

Sample volume

1mL after reconstitution

Storage and Handling

On receipt of the samples, prompt processing is recommended

Dangerous Goods (UN3373)

UN3373

Additional Comments

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


Product details last updated on August 10, 2021

Parasitology

Catalogue Number

12160102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

4

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

Fixed faecal suspensions or unstained glass slide

Sample volume

1mL

Schedule

February, April, July, October

Measurand/Test

Protozoa, helminths and samples containing faecal artefacts.Acid fast staining of oocysts.

Storage and Handling

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

Product details last updated on August 10, 2021

STAT Microscopy: Gram Stain

Catalogue Number

12440102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

4

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

Unstained glass slides

Schedule

February, April, July, October

Measurand/Test

Gram stain

Storage and Handling

Room temperature

Product details last updated on April 22, 2022

STAT Microscopy: Urine Microscopy

Catalogue Number

12170102 (1mL) / 12170502 (5mL)

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

4

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

Lyophilised samples

Sample volume

1mL or 5mL options

Schedule

February, April, July, October

Measurand/Test

Urine cell count

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.

Product details last updated on April 22, 2022

Streptococcus pneumoniae: urinary antigen detection

Catalogue Number

12180102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

4

Sample Type

Lyophilised sample

Sample volume

1mL

Schedule

April, October

Measurand/Test

Detection of pneumococcal antigen

Storage and Handling

On receipt of the samples, prompt processing is recommended. If not performing testing immediately, store your 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 August 20, 2020

Urine Dipstick Chemistry

Catalogue Number

12190102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

4

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

Lyophilised sample

Sample volume

1mL

Schedule

March, June, September, November

Measurand/Test

Leukocyte esterase, Blood, Glucose, Protein, Nitrite, Ascorbic acid, pH, Bilirubin

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.

Product details last updated on August 10, 2021

Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE)

Catalogue Number

12200102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

2

Cases/samples per survey

4

Sample Type

Lyophilised sample

Sample volume

1mL

Schedule

April, October

Measurand/Test

VRE screening, phenotypic testing, antibiotic susceptibility testing and/or molecular testing.

Storage and Handling

On receipt of your samples, prompt processing is recommended. If not performing testing immediately, store your un-reconstituted 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 July 31, 2020