PulseNet Canada Proficiency Program

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Details

Pathogen:
Shigella spp.
Laboratory:
PulseNet Canada
Phone:
(204) 789-5067 or (204) 789-7605
Fax:
(204) 789-5012
Email:
Frequency:
Annually
Description:

2-6 isolates which may belong to any of the following Genera: Escherichia coli O157:H7, E. coli non-O157, Shigella sp., Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella sp.  The WGS FASTQ proficiency consists of the generation of WGS data from the proficiency isolates.  The WGS analysis proficiency consists of the quality assessment and analysis of the data generated from the proficiency strains.

Scope:

The WGS FASTQ proficiency covers the generation of WGS data for downstream analysis.  The WGS analysis proficiency covers the quality assessment and analysis of WGS data. Laboratories must demonstrate proficiency on an annual basis to maintain access to the national databases and to continue submitting data to PulseNet Canada.

Fees:

There is no participation fee.

Eligibility criteria for participation:

All laboratories (regional or national) who have been certified by PulseNet Canada will receive the appropriate proficiency panel on an annual basis.

Confidentiality arrangements:

Participant contact information and results are confidential, certification results are only shared back to the submitting participant.

How to apply:

Participants do not need to apply.  The proficiency panel is distributed on an annual basis to all laboratories certified by PulseNet Canada.