Proficiency Testing Providers
KENAS, ISO 15189, and ISO/IEC 17025 require that accredited laboratories participate in Proficiency Testing activities supporting their scope of accreditation. Proficiency Testing providers, and specifically ISO/IEC 17043.
Accredited PT providers that operate a quality system in accordance with ISO/IEC 17043 are required to be utilized per KENAS Policy to support their scope activities. KENAS has collected a listing of PT providers that have been known to operate PT programs in accordance with ISO/IEC Guide 43 (outdated) or ISO/IEC 17043.
It is the responsibility of the accredited laboratory to determine if the particular PT program they are interested in is operated in accordance with ISO/IEC 17043. It is also the responsibility of the lab to assure the PT program they are subscribing conforms to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17043.