To ensure our results are of the highest quality, the laboratory participates in external proficiency schemes. The scheme organisers add a known amount of the target organism/component (e.g. Salmonella/protein) into a sample and send it to the laboratory for analysis. The laboratory's results are compared to the scheme organisers results and a score given. 

Each year the laboratory has its Quality Management System assessed by UKAS (The United Kingdom Accreditation Service) against the laboratory quality standard ISO 17025:2017. All aspects of sample analysis are assessed, from receipt through to result reporting. Following the assessment a schedule is issued.

To see the full range of accredited tests on our schedule click on the UKAS symbol below. Click on the pdf symbol to view our current UKAS certificate.

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UKAS Certificate