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Percentage of proficiency testing exercises completed in the quarter

Dictionary: It is critical that laboratories are capable of correctly isolating and identifying food borne pathogens using prescribed methods; and that the methods perform as designed. Proficiency testing (PT) provides a means to assess the performance of laboratories and methods that would be used during an outbreak. The desired trend is completion of 80% of PT exercises with a >90% success rate.

Fiscal Year - 2010

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TimeTargetPercentage
Oct-Dec 2009N/AN/A
Jan-Mar 2010N/A100
Apr-Jun 2010N/A-
Jul-Sept 2010N/A100

FY 2010 9-Month Overall: 100%

Total number of proficiency testing exercises completed in the quarter

Fiscal Year - 2010
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct-Dec 2009N/AN/A
Jan-Mar 2010N/A1
Apr-Jun 2010N/A0
Jul-Sep 2010N/A1

FY 2010 9-Month Total: 2

Total number of proficiency testing exercises requested in the quarter

Fiscal Year - 2010
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct-Dec 2009N/AN/A
Jan-Mar 2010N/A1
Apr-Jun 2010N/A0
Jul-Sep 2010N/A1

FY 2010 9-Month Total: 2

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