The main aim of the Proficiency Tests on typing of Salmonella is to evaluate the performance of the NRLs National Reference Laboratories -Salmonella for their ability to identify serovars of Salmonella enterica. The strains for serotyping are obtained from the collection of the Dutch National Reference Centre, also situated at the RIVM Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu. You will find detailed protocols and examples of blank result forms per study below. For the reports of the different studies see Publications.
Older publications can be found on our previous website rivm.archiefweb.eu