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Fera achieves perfect score in the 2021 environmental DNA proficiency test

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Fera has participated in each round of the environmental DNA proficiency test scheme since it was introduced in 2017. After participating in test this year, Fera has scored another perfectly compliant result in 2021 and is described as ‘fully compliant’. All 10 blind samples, which included positive, negative and inhibited results, were correctly identified. The…

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Another perfectly scored set of eDNA results for Fera Science in the 2020 environmental DNA proficiency test

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Since the environmental DNA proficiency test scheme was introduced in 2017, Fera have participated in each of the rounds and this year scored another perfect result. All 10 blind samples, which included positive, negative and inhibited results, were correctly identified. The environmental DNA proficiency test allows Natural England to understand the performance of UK laboratories…

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Our top eDNA sampling tips

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When sampling for great crested newts, don’t step in the pond! You may have brought in eDNA on your wellies! Stepping in the water can also disturb sediment which may release historical great crested newt DNA. Instead if you are struggling to access deeper water areas, rather than stepping in the water attach your 30ml…

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