Proficiency Testing Providers organize inter-laboratory External Quality Assessments (EQA), from the design stage to the selection and preparation of items, verification of the homogeneity and stability of materials and distribution of samples to participants, right up to the statistical analysis of data, assessment of the results and the issuing of reports indicating the participants’ performances.
The activities carried out by Proficiency Testing Providers is therefore essential for participating laboratories to monitor their performance over time, through participation on an ongoing basis.
Accreditation as an organizer of interlaboratory proficiency tests in compliance with the UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17043:2010 standard demonstrates the technical competence of the organizer to design, organize and manage the tests indicated in the field of accreditation. The organizer of interlaboratory proficiency tests is in fact responsible for ensuring that the technical and management requirements, specified in the reference standard, are also satisfied by the collaborators and subcontractors involved in the test schemes subject to accreditation.
As regards the Accredia brand, it constitutes the formal demonstration of the competence, independence and impartiality of the organizer of the proficiency test by the national accreditation body. This brand also constitutes a tool and an opportunity to foster participants' trust in the service provided as a guarantee of its quality.
Bio Group Medical System is a PT Provider accredited to ISO 17043: 2010 by ACCREDIA (the certificate no. 17/P and its annex).
General requirements for inter-laboratory Proficiency Testing