CMPT provides clinically relevant external quality challenge materials for the broad scope of tests performed in clinical and water microbiology laboratories.


Respiratory Viruses Panel.

Influenza A, Influenza B, RSV, SARS-CoV-2

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Cannabis microbiology PT.

Flowers, edibles, oil

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Gram staining

Culture identification and susceptibility testing

Adaptable complexity

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Actual clinical samples.

Enough material to perform concentration techniques.

Microscopic analysis and PCR

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Fungal slides

Culture, identification, susceptibility testing.

Adaptable complexity.

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Samples suitable for the identification of C. difficile infection by


and Cytotoxicity

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Simulated stool samples for Shiga Toxin detection, suitable for


and Cytotoxicity

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Molecular detection of

MRSA, VRE, Group B Streptococcus (GBS), Group A Streptococcus (GAS)

Screening of carbapenem resistant enterobacteria (CRE)

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Simulated samples for the detection of Trichomonas vaginalis

Antigen detection

DNA detection.

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Drinking water

Recreational water

Samples suitable for analysis by MPN, PA, Enzymatic methods.

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Molecular detection of enteric pathogenic bacteria.

Samples suitable to be tested

by Multiplex technology

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Simulated sample smear for the detection of Acid Fast bacteria.

3 samples

ZN or Fluorescence

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Simulated sample for the detection of SARS-Cov-2 (Covid-19) in nasopharyngeal swabs

4 samples / sendout

Suitable for Nucleic Acid and Rapid Antigen detection systems

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Simulated soil/sludge sample for the detection of the presence and enumeration of Salmonella species.

2 samples / sendout

Two sendouts per year (see Shipping Schedule)

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