2022-ILC-01 Proficiency test in histology

A new interlaboratory comparison (ILC) is currently organised by the EURL in order to test the competency of participants regarding the detection by histopathology of the following pathogens : Bonamia sp., Marteilia sp., Perkinsus sp. and Mikrocytos sp.

The test includes 2 parts:

Part 1: scanned slides available online on the mScope portal

This part includes  10 histological slides of Ostrea edulis and 10 histological slides of Mytilus sp. Participants will have  2.5 months to read the slides online and to report their results, between August and October 2022.

Part 2: physical slides, sent from one participant to another

This part includes 10 histological slides of crassostrea spp. Participants will have 5 working days to read the slides and report their results upon reception. First slides sending is planned in June 2022. The test should last until December 2022.

The 2022-ILC-01 is now open to European NRLs for mollusc diseases. Once all NRLs have participated, the test will be open to other laboratories.