RCPA Quality Assurance Programs Pty Ltd utilises a grant from the Australian Department of Health to establish a proficiency testing program for Security Sensitive Biological Agents (SSBAs) http://www.health.gov.au/SSBA.
RCPAQAP Biosecurity has been developed through collaboration with experts in the fields of microbiology, infectious diseases and forensics and is currently available to laboratories within Australia that require the capability to test for SSBA, other potential agents and communicable disease threats to Australia. The aim is to build and enhance laboratory capacity and capability to detect, analyse, identify and report these agents.
In 2016 the program is offering surveys for bacteria, viruses and toxins through the Specimen Modules, for those laboratories that have facilities for handling and testing these agents, and a Virtual and eLearning Module for routine diagnostic laboratories.
Our focus is on safety, quality and ongoing education in Security Sensitive Biological Agents (SSBA), other potential agents and communicable disease threats to Australia.
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