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Confirmation and identification of microorganisms - (CONF-IDENT)

EPTIS factsheet 647347 | Last revision 2022-08-26 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts647347 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts647347

PT provider
PT provider LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing
Based in United Kingdom
Remarks There are a wide range of methods available for carrying out microbial identification, from the more traditional based on biochemistry and immunology, to newer methods based on genomic and molecular techniques. The primary aim of the CONF-IDENT scheme is to enable laboratories performing confirmation and identification of microorganisms to monitor their performance and compare it with that of their peers. The CONF-IDENT scheme also aims to provide information to participants on technical issues and methodologies relating to identification and confirmation of microbiological cultures.
Product groups Food and drink
Testing fields Microbiology
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Lyophilised material Panel of five cultures for Salmonella Identification/Confirmation
Panel of five cultures for Gram-negative bacteria Identification/Confirmation
Panel of five cultures for Campylobacter Identification/Confirmation
Panel of five cultures for Cronobacter Identification/Confirmation
Panel of five cultures for Yeast strain Identification/Confirmation
Panel of five cultures for Gram-positive Identification/Confirmation
2 x 2ml vials of lyophilised material Comparative genome analysis using NGS for WGA -NEW 2023 The sample may contain any microorganism including pathogens. The strains are to be sequenced and compared with databases to identify closest match. Also sequences for each strain are to be compared to see how much of the genetic sequence is shared
Identification of strains based on whole genome analysis -
% shared genome -
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims validation of testing methods
Number of participants
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by UKAS on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043 Please see current application form and scheme description for accredited and non-accredited status of test materials and analytes.

Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee Depending on samples taken
Regularly operated Yes (4 rounds per annum)
Year of first operation 2018
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing
1 Chamberhall Business Park, Chamberhall Green
BL9 0AP Bury, Greater Manchester
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)161 762 2500
Fax: +44 (0)161 762 2501
Web: https://www.lgcstandards.com/GB/en/Proficiency-Testing/cat/244597 https://www.lgcstandards.com/GB/en/Proficiency-Testing/cat/244597
Mrs Nicola Armstrong
Phone: +44 (0)161 762 2500
Email: axiopt@lgcgroup.com axiopt@lgcgroup.com
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in United Kingdom, Mr Savvas Xystouris. Mr Savvas Xystouris.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.23-SNAPSHOT.20230502124635-7925ae379a631fc1ececff45d2921c8db38877d5