VETQAS Launch of New Anthrax Training Aids

The VETQAS proficiency testing scheme for veterinary laboratories has developed slides that are stained and mounted blood smears showing Bacillus anthracis. 

The slides have been produced in a high containment laboratory and subjected to a rigorous and validated procedure. This ensures the Anthrax organisms and spores are inactivated enabling them suitable for use in a low containment environment.  Please note - compliance with local rules and laws is the responsibility of the end user.

Paula Johnson, Head of VETQAS Proficiency Testing Unit said: “Slides showing positive material can be a valuable training aid in addition to a Proficiency Testing scheme. Regular participation in PT helps laboratories recognise an organism that is infrequently encountered.”

The training aids are available on a first come first serve basis, at £65 (ex VAT and delivery).  VETQAS are a UKAS accredited, international marketing leader in proficiency testing (PT) for Veterinary Laboratories.

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