Security Sensitive Biological Agent (SSBA) Proficiency Panel

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Details

Pathogen:
Clostridium botulinum
Laboratory:
Bioforensics Assay Development and Diagnostics
Phone:
(204) 784-5928 or 1-877-212-6108
Fax:
(204) 789-5009
Email:
Frequency:
Annual
Description:

Proficiency panel for the detection of Security Sensitive Biological Agents (SSBAs). 

Scope:

The panel consists of viable or non-viable bacterial SSBAs, specifically Bacillus anthracis, Francisella tularensis, Yersinia pestis, Brucella spp., Burkholderia pseudomallei, Clostridium botulinum and their near-neighbor bacterial strains. 

Fees:

There is no cost to the participants.

Eligibility criteria for participation:

The program is open to the member laboratories of the Canadian Laboratory Response Network (CLRN) for the purpose of biothreat agent screening and identification.

Confidentiality arrangements:

Participants are assigned alphanumeric codes which anonymizes their identity. The proficiency panel will be run according to the specified procedures and without consultation with other laboratories.

How to apply:

Submit your request to: phac.nml.badd-eedmm.lnm.aspc@canada.ca