2023-ILC-01 PCR-based proficiency test

Objectives of the 2023 Inter Laboratory Comparison test are:

- to assess the competency of participants to detect EU regulated parasites Marteilia refringens, Bonamia ostreae and Bonamia exitiosa by PCR in flat oysters.

- to evaluate the reproducibility of two real-time PCR assays developed by the EURL for the detection of those parasites

The test included a set of 24 samples of genomic DNA and a set 6 tubes of tissues of flat oysters .

Samples were sent on the 8th of March 2023. Participants had one month to report their results.

In total, 17 laboratories participated in this ILC test.

The report (proficiency part) is available under the NRLs' section.