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A collaborative study on serotyping of Salmonella amongst the National Reference Laboratories for Salmonella

Een ringonderzoek voor de serotypering van Salmonella met de Nationale Referentie Laboratoria voor Salmonella

Synopsis

A collaborative study on serotyping in which the National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) for Salmonella of the EU Member States participated was organized by the Community Reference Laboratory (CRL) for Salmonella. The aim of this study was to be informed about the results of serotyping of Salmonella enterica by the NRLs. The strains were identified with the serotyping method performed routinely in the laboratories. Seven of the 17 participating laboratories identified the 20 selected strains correctly. The main reasons for incorrect results were the incorrect detection of antigens, the identification of strains based on an incomplete antigenic formula and an incorrect interpretation of the antigenic formula.
 

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