First external quality assurance scheme for Salmonella typing
This report describes the first external quality assurance (EQA) scheme on typing of Salmonella subspecies, organised for the laboratories of the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses network by ECDC. In the EQA scheme, three procedures for typing of Salmonella subspecies were tested: serotyping, phage typing and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST). The main objective of this EQA scheme was to evaluate whether typing of Salmonella strains by different laboratories within and outside the European Union and the European Economic Area was carried out uniformly and whether comparable results were obtained.
Eleventh external quality assessment scheme for Salmonella typing
25 Oct 2021 - This report presents the results of the 11th round of the external quality assessment (EQA-11) scheme for typing of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica organised for the national public health national reference laboratories (NPHRLs) in ECDC’s Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses network (FWD-Net) managed by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The EQA-11 scheme was arranged by the Section for Foodborne Infections at the Statens Serum Institut (SSI) in Denmark.
Tenth external quality assessment scheme for Salmonella typing
25 May 2021 - ECDC is supporting a large number of targeted External Quality Assessment (EQA) schemes with voluntary participation by reference or primary laboratories, which are active members of EU surveillance networks.
Fourth external quality assessment on antimicrobial susceptibility testing and detection of ESBL‐, acquired AmpC-, and carbapenemase‐production of Salmonella, 2018
21 May 2021 - This report presents the results of the fourth round of the EQA on AST for national public health laboratories on Salmonella (hereafter Salmonella EQA4-AST) within the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net).