core purpose of this program is to identify laboratories proficient
in performing ELISA testing of milk samples. This
program will consist of a monthly set of 'Samples Unknown' that will
be distributed to participating
laboratories for analysis and data submision.
program is designed to:
program is open to any laboratory conducting ELISA test on milk samples.
There are no limitations on the following:
test run by an individual laboratory
in other certification programs offered by QCS and/or other entities
the program works:
the Monday of the second full week of the month, the ELISA
Proficiency Unknowns Supplier will send out a set of
20 samples (MAP PT) or 12 samples (PAG PT) to each participating lab. The samples should provide
enough volume to allow three technicians to conduct the assay(s).
midnight (Eastern Time Zone) of the last business day of the month,
each laboratory must analyze the samples (along with positive and
negative controls) and subsequently submit the results online to
the ELISA Proficiency web
site. After the data entry deadline is passed, QCS will analyze
the raw data and prepare test results in a timely fashion.
the analysis is complete, each participating laboratory will be notified
that they are able to retrieve a certification report for their respective