January 24, 2024

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, February 23, 2024

The draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs®) for Amplicon Sequencing was posted for public comment for 45 days. No comments were received on the draft standard entitled, “Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs®) Detection of Multiple Biothreat Agent Organisms in Environmental Samples by Amplicon Sequencing.” The document is now ready for consensus by stakeholders from the Stakeholder Program on Agent Detection Assays (SPADA) community and all who have a material interest in this work.

Consensus Process

Community consensus voting on the draft standard. The mechanism determine for consensus on this document is via an electronic ballot that is accessible below. Ballots will be reviewed, and results will be announced. The ballot does allow for comments to be submitted. Any substantial comments received will prompt a response by AOAC. Access to the draft standard is included in the electronic ballot below.

The deadline for ballot returns is Friday, February 23, 2024.

Draft Standard and Electronic Ballot

Please see the “Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs®)  Detection of Multiple Biothreat Agent Organisms in Environmental Samples by Amplicon Sequencing.” No comments were received or reconciled as part of the review of this draft standard.

Access to eballot

Any comments must be submitted using the Comment Form/Electronic Ballot provided. Marked-up documents will not be accepted.