Consultation outcome

UK SMI Q 4: Good practice when performing molecular amplification assays, second consultation

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Detail of outcome

The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 19 February 2018.

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Detail of feedback received

Timeline of review process

Date review started: 11 April 2017

First consultation: 11 August 2017 to 25 August 2017

Second consultation: 1 September 2017 to 19 September 2017

Document discussed at the following working group meetings:

  • 18 October 2017
  • 21 November 2017
  • 17 January 2018

Date document issued: 19 February 2018

Original consultation


This consultation asks for comments in relation to Q 4: Good practice when performing molecular amplification assays.

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Consultation description

Public Health England has opened a consultation this week in joint partnership with professional organisations.

This consultation asks for feedback in relation to the Standards for Microbiology Investigations Q 4: Good practice when performing molecular amplification assays.

We have refined the process so that UK SMI users can comment more easily if they see no requirement for amendments to the document out for consultation.

This information is as important to the consultation process as comments.

Use this form to provide comments or amendments for Q 4

Use this form if you have no amendments for Q 4


Q 4 closed consultation draft

Q 4 closed consultation draft

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Published 4 September 2017
Last updated 20 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added review of users' comments February 2018.
  2. Extended consultation period until 19 September 2017.
  3. First published.