PROFICIENCY TESTS:

Registration for the Fall 2016 Salmonella Proficiency Test is now open. Laboratories should have received a letter from NVSL with details. This test serves as the regularly scheduled check test for NPIP authorized laboratory requirements as listed in 147.52(a). Listed below are some important dates:

  • August 3rd: Registration for Salmonella PT Opens
  • August 26th: Deadline to register for the PT in the NAHLN Portal and submit order form with VS 16-6a permit
  • September 13th: Kits ship
  • October 28th: Results are due in the NAHLN portal

Registration for the Fall 2016 Mycoplasma Proficiency Test is now open! Laboratories should have received a letter from PDRC with details. This test serves as the regularly scheduled check test for NPIP authorized laboratory requirements as listed in 147.52(a). The panel has a serum option (for plate, ELISA and HI tests), a PCR "blind" option, and a PCR "known" option to suit your laboratory needs. Expected ship date is October 17, 2016. Order now while supplies last!

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WORKSHOPS:

Confirmed NPIP AI Workshop: December 6-7, 2016 in Athens, GA.

Tentatively mark your calendars for the following dates in 2017:

  • NPIP Mycoplasma Workshop March, 2017 in Athens, GA.
  • NPIP Salmonella Workshop May, 2017 in Gainesville, GA.