2020-ILC-01 Proficiency test in histo-cytology

In 2020, an interlaboratory comparison (ILC) was organised by the EURL in order to test the competency of participants regarding the detection by histo-cyto pathology of the following pathogens : Bonamia sp., Marteilia sp., Perkinsus sp., Mikrocytos sp. and Haplosporidium sp.

The test included one set of 20 histological slides of crassostrea spp., and one set of 10 histological slides of ostrea edulis and 10 slides of ostrea edulis imprints.

In the context of Covid19 pandemic, all slides were scanned and the whole test was available at-distance via the mScope software to avoid any transport problems.

Registration was open until the 18th of September 2020.

The ILC test started on the 1st of October 2020 and ended on the 24th of January 2021.

The report was sent in March 2020 and is available under the NRL section (restricted access)