Register of Providers

Accredited Proficiency Testing Providers

Accreditation bodies use Proficiency Testing- PT (external quality assurance)  programs as part of their procedures to evaluate the capabilities of the laboratories to perform tests at a highly professional level (particularly for the tests which have been accredited).

Standards ISO 15189 and ISO/IEC 17025 requirements for participation in an appropriate proficiency test, when this is available.

Preferable suppliers for PT schemes are those accredited according to ISO /IEC 17043. If there are no suppliers accredited to ISO/ IEC 17043, it is preferable to use those declaring that they implement the rules of ISO/IEC 17043.

For your convenience, please find a reference to the list of suppliers:

  • See link to EPTIS, including a database of hundreds of PT schemes operated in Africa, Europe, USA & Australia.
  • In addition please find the following partial lists of suppliers. Those lists provide no recognition for the PT suppliers.

For your information, this list is incomplete as several other suppliers for proficiency testing scheme are available.

If you are unable to find a relevant program from the list, contact us and we will do our best to assist you.

Links to Other credible schemes include:

Name of organization Site/ Email address Field
 The Physicians proficiency testing program (AAFPPT) www.aafp.org/pt Medical
 American Industrial Hygiene association(AIHA) www.aiha.org Metals, silica, asbestos, solvents, passive monitor badges
 American Proficiency Institute(API) www.api-pt.com Food microbiology, Food chemistry
Aquacheck Ltd www.aquacheck.net         E-Mail:  aquacheck@aquacheck.net Water, Aggregate, Soil
Analytical Standards Incorporated(ASI) www.marietta.edU Waste water chemical testing
ATILH Ciment.atil@wanadoo.fr Cement
Cell mark diagnostics www.cellmark-labs.com Forensic DNA analysis
Clinical chemistry & hematology Wadsworth center www.wadsworth.org Medical
CMPT www.interchange.ubc.ca/cmpt Clinical microbiology
CTS www.collaborativetesting.com Forensic, Color & appearance, Container board, Paper &paper board, Plastics, Fasteners & metals, Rubber, Wine
Eurachem http://www.eurachem.org/
EPTIS http://www.eptis.bam.de/en/index.htm Food & feed microbiology, chemistry, microscopy, Water microbiology, Aflatoxin , Drugs of abuse in hair
Histamine,
Drugs of abuse, pharmaceutical analysis and dissolution
FAPAS www.fapas.com Food chemical & microbiological, Genetic modified food, Water & environmental, Pesticides
HSL www.hsl.gov.uk Asbestos & fiber, Occupational hygiene, Environmental chemical analysis
HUQAS www.huqas.org Medical
IANZ www.inaz.govt.nz Chemical, Mechanical, Chemical mechanical, Microbiological, Dairy, Medical, Veterinary, Forensic,
IfEP www.eignungspruefung.de/ Metallography
The Institute for Interlaboratory Studies (IIS) www.iisnl.com Petroleum, Petrochemical Products, Consumer Products, Edible oil and Fats and Specialties (eg. catalyst, rubber)
Institute for laboratory study www.iisnl.com Chemicals
Labquality www.labquality.fi Medical
Laboratory Envionmental Analysis Proficiency Scheme (LEAP) www.leap-scheme.comleap@csl.gov.uk Effluent, waste water, contaminated land and hazardous waste
Microcheck www.microcheck.com Microbiology
NAPT www.proficiency.org Metrology
NATA www.nata.asn.au Chemical, Water chemical, Water biological, Road lanterns, Cement chemical, Asbestos chemical, Geochemical, Asphalt, Residues in food, Radiography NDT, Nuclear gauge
Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (NYELAP Ny) Jackson@wadsworth.org Asbestos, water chemical, Water bacteriology
Osterreichisches Forschungsinstitut fur Chemie und Technik (OFI) www.ofi.co.at Plastics, Rubber and products made of platics
PHLS www.phls.co.uk Food microbiology
Veterinary Laboratory Quality Assessment (QAU) www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/vlaqa.sutton-bonington@vla.defra.gsi.gov.uk Clinical chemistry, Bacteriology, Haematology, Brucella Serology, Mycobacterium Paratuberculosis, Enzootic Bovine Leucosis E. Coli 0157
Quality Associates International www.qai-online.com Coal, Metallurgical coke
SEOPF www.seopf.org Histocompatability
UK NEQAS www.neqas.org.uk Medical
US Geology survay www.usgs.gov Water chemistry
 Resource Technology Corporation (RTC) www.rt-corp.com Water chemical testing, Soils
WSLH PT www.slh.wisc.edu Medical, Water microbiogy, Water potable & non potable

 

Inter-laboratory Comparisons

Inter-laboratory comparison is an alternative means of checking for a laboratory’s competence where specific PT schemes don’t exist.