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Proficiency Testing




LGC Standards annually runs over 1,700 proficiency testing exercises, serving more than 12,000 laboratories. We produce in excess of 225,000 test materials, which are distributed to more than 160 countries around the world. PT is often referred to as external quality assessment (EQA) especially in the medical/clinical arena. Proficiency testing is a key element in the laboratory accreditation process, alongside reference materials, enabling laboratories to monitor the quality of their analytical results as stipulated in ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 15189.

Proficiency Testing

Why choose LGC?

  • Rapid reporting, typically deadline +5 working days
  • Broad range of schemes and regular rounds
  • 24/7 online reporting and trend analysis via PORTAL
  • Flexible participation; submit multiple results
  • Local representation and support
  • Consolidated reports for large groups
Proficiency Testing

Benefits of PT participation

  • Monitor & improve measurements
  • Demonstrate analytical competence
  • Develop and train analysts
  • Method and instrument validation
  • Independent verification of overall quality system
  • Key element of laboratory accreditation

LGC Standards Proficiency Testing
1 Chamberhall Business Park, Chamberhall Green, Bury
Lancashire, BL9 0AP, UK
Telephone: +44 (0) 161 762 2500, Fax: +44 (0) 161 762 2501
Email: ptcustomerservices@lgcgroup.com

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