Announcement | August 19, 2020

Participate in our 2020 Bd/Bsal/Ranavirus QC/QA program

Laboratories currently running Bd, Bsal and/or Ranavirus sp PCR tests are invited to join our round robin ring test at the end of this year. Read the full announcement here.
Sign up by September 30, 2020.

Anuncio especial | agosto 19, 2020

Participe en el programa de control de calidad
para patógenos de anfibios

Invitamos a todos los laboratorios de diagnóstico e investigación que corren pruebas de PCR para Bd, Bsal y ranaviruses a participar, de manera voluntaria y gratuita, en una prueba anillo a finales de este año. Siga esta liga para obtener mas información sobre este programa. 

Fecha límite para anotarse en la lista de participantes: 30 de septiembre

A Global Epidemic

The fungal disease chytridiomycosis has caused catastrophic declines in amphibian populations worldwide. Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans

(Bsal), which causes salamander chytridiomycosis, threatens to devastate salamander species in North America.

Responding to the Crisis

Reliable and accessible diagnostic tests are key to our understanding and response to this disease. The North American Bsal Task Force / Diagnostics Working Group is an international coordinated effort to develop and assess diagnostic tests for chytridiomycosis and other emerging infection diseases of amphibians.

QA/QC Program

The Diagnostics Working Group is helping laboratories refine their methodologies and assess the quality of their testing procedures through a new quality assurance / quality control program.

© 2019 National Bsal Task Force