Proficiency Testing

Favorable proficiency testing data can be used to demonstrate a laboratory's competence to clients, potential customers, accreditation bodies and other external entities.

A laboratory’s participation in proficiency testing (PT) activities is a requirement of the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard. The purpose of this requirement is to provide interested parties with objective evidence of a laboratory’s capability to produce data that is both accurate and repeatable for the activities listed in its scope of accreditation. Favorable proficiency testing data can be used to demonstrate a laboratory’s competence to clients, potential customers, accreditation bodies and other external entities. Participation in proficiency testing activities also provides invaluable feedback in the internal monitoring of a laboratory’s quality system. Through these activities, a laboratory can verify its competence to perform specific calibrations or tests.

Proficiency Testing Providers

The following PT providers have been approved by PJLA for use as a third-party provider. See Proficiency Testing Requirements for Applicant and Accredited Laboratories (PL-1) for the details of the requirements or contact our office for additional information.


American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)
Aaron Creech, Suzanne Holmes
PO Box 12215, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2215
Phone: (919) 540-8141
Fax: (919) 549-8933
Email: holmes@aatcc.orgcreech@attc.org
Website: www.aatcc.org/testing/improve/proficiency.htm

PT Programs:

  • Antibacterial Program – Finishes on Textiles, Antibacterial Activity Assessment of Textiles (Creech)Appearance and Physical Properties – Smoothness of Seams, Creases; Appearance after Repeated Home Laundering, Dimensional Changes after Repeated Home Laundering (Holmes)
  • Colorfastness – Crocking, Perspiration, Light, Accelerated Laundering, Water (Holmes)
  • Fiber Identification and Analysis – Quantitative (Creech)
  • Visual Gray Scale for Color Change Evaluation – Gray Scale for Color Change (Creech)
  • Water Resistance/Repellency – Spray Test, Rain Test, Impact Penetration, Hydrostatic Pressure (Creech)

Absolute Standards
Stephen Arpie
44 Rossotto Drive, Hamden, CT 06514
Phone: (800) 368-1131
Fax: N/A
Email: stephenarpie@absolutestandards.com
Website: www.absolutestandards.com

PT Programs:

  • Drinking water, Non-potable water, Solids/Chemical Materials, DMRQA

ACIL Corporation or EMC Proficiency Testing, Inc. (ACIL-PT Inc.)
Harry Hodes
16 Wintercress Way, Bellingham, WA 98229-4447
Phone: (360) 303-4096 or (360) 756-9577
Fax: 360-756-9678
Email: n/a
Website: www.acil.org

PT Programs:

  • AC Line Conducted Emissions, Direct Antenna Conducted Emissions, Radiated Emissions

Advanced Analytical Standards, Inc
Frederick Anderson
6325 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: (304) 422-4274
Fax: N/A
Email: Fred@advancedqc.com
Website: www.advancedqa.com

PT Programs:

  • Drinking water, Non-potable water, DMRQA

AIHA® Proficiency Analytical Testing Programs
Elizabeth Platt
3141 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 777, Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: 703-846-0797
Fax: N/A
Email: nmugambwa@aiha.org
Website: www.aihapat.org

PT Programs:

  • Industrial Hygiene Proficiency Analytical Testing (IHPAT) Program-metals, organics, asbestos, silica
  • Bulk Asbestos Proficiency analytical Testing (BAPAT) Program-bulk asbestos
  • Beryllium Proficiency Analytical Testing (BePAT) Program-beryllium
  • Environmental Lead Proficiency Analytical Testing (ELPAT) Program-Pb in paint, soil, dust wipes air.
  • Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) Program-fungi & bacteria

Airgas Specialty Gases – Durham
Charlie Winston
630 United Drive, Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 544-3773
Fax: N/A
Email: steve.johnson@Airgas.com
Website: www.airgas.com

PT Programs:

  • Chemiluminescence – Nitrogen– NO; Nitrogen/Air – NO, NOx, NO2, NH3
  • FTIR – Nitrogen/Air – CO2, NO, SO2, NO2, CH4, N3H8, NH3, CO
  • Paramagnetic – Nitrogen – O2
  • NDIR – Nitrogen/Air – CO, CO2
  • NDUV – Nitrogen/Air – H2S
  • Electrochemical – Nitrogen/Air – H2S

American Proficiency Institute
Daniel C. Edson
1159 Business Park Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: (231) 941-5887
Fax: N/A
Email: dedson@api-pt.com,SStyles@api-pt.com,HJordan@api-pt.com
Website: www.foodpt.com

PT Programs:

  • Food Microbiology: Bacteriology, Mycology Meats, Cereals, Dairy Powders/Solids: Ash, Fat, Moisture, Protein, Salt

AOAC International
Arlene Fox
481 North Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-2417
Phone: (301) 924-7077 X143
Fax: 307-745-7935
Email: LPTP@AOAC.orgafox@aoac.org
Website: www.aoac.org

PT Programs:

  • Biological: Standard Microbiology, Pathogen-Free Microbiology, Meat Microbiology, Combination Pathogen Program (Meat), Salmonella in Liquid Egg
  • Chemical: Nutrition Labeling – Meat Chemistry, Nutrition Labeling – Cheese Chemistry, Pesticide Residues – Fruits and Vegetables

AOCS -American Oil Chemists Society – Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP)
Dawn Shepard
AOCS P.O. Box 17190 Urbana, IL 61803-7190 USA
Phone: (217) 693-4810
Fax: 217-693-4855
Email: dawns@aocs.org
Website: www.aocs.org

PT Programs:

  • Aflatoxin, Aflatoxin Test Kit, Cholesterol, Cottonseed, Cottonseed Oil, Edible Fat, Feed Microscopy, Fish Meal, Fumonisin, Gas Chromatography, Genetically Modified Organism (GMO), GOED Nutraceutical Oils, Mixed Seed (Canola, Sunflower, Safflower), Marine Oil, Marine Oil Fatty Acid Profile, NIOP Fats and Oils, Nutritional Labeling, Oilseed Meal, Olive Oil, Olive Oil Sensory Panel, Palm Oil, Peanut, Phosphorus in Oil, Solid Fat Content by NMR, Soybean, Specialty Oils, SQT Reference Chemistry and/or NIR, Tallow and Grease, Trace Metals in Oil, trans Fatty Acid Content

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Steve Hepburn
100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohoken, PA 19428-2959
Phone: (610) 832-9688
Fax: 610-832-9668
Email: shepburn@astm.org
Website: n/a

PT Programs:

ANSI recognized developer of testing methods – industry recognized programs for:

  • Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Cement & Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL), Electrical Insulating Liquids, Elemental Analyses of Thermoplastics, Engine Coolants Testing
  • Military Aviation Turbine Jet Fuel – (JP8), Naphtha, Petroleum Coke, Petroleum Products
  • Petroleum Products & Lubricants: General Info, Plastics Testing, Metals Testing, Textiles, Also the ASTM Test Monitoring Center (TMC) for lubricants

Analytical Reference Material International (ARMI)
700 Corporate Circle, Suite A, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (800) 421-9454
Fax: 303-216-2649
Email: PTP@ARMI.org
Website: n/a

PT Programs:

  • Metal Alloys: Proficiency Testing Program (PTP), Inter-Laboratory Analysis Program

AsteRisk LLC
Tom Badstubner
PO Box 476, Blackstone, MA 01504
Phone: 800-432-5038 or (508) 883-0927 (office)
Fax: (508) 883-3558
Email: tom@asteriskll.com
Website: www.asteriskll.com

PT Programs:

  • PT of Specialty Gas Mixtures

Auto Technology Company
Kevin Smith
20026 Progress Drive, Strongsville, OH 44149
Phone: (440) 572-7800
Fax: N/A
Email: kevin@autotechnology.net • jgreene@autotechnology.net
Website: www.autotechnology.net

PT Programs:

  • Mass Loss: Salt Spray, CASS Test, Cyclic Corrosion

Bio-Rad Laboratories
Elizabeth Platt
9500 Jeronimo Road, Irvine, CA 92618-2017
Phone: (949) 598-1285
Fax: N/A
Email: Elizabeth_Platt@Bio-Rad.com
Website: www.bio-rad.com

PT Programs:

  • Immunoassay: Lyophilized samples from human serum with added constituents of human and animal origin, chemicals and therapeutic drugs
  • Clinical Chemistry: Lyophilized samples from human serum with added chemicals, purified biochemicals (human and animal tissue extracts) and stabilizers Therapeutic Drugs: Lyophilized samples from human serum with added constituents of animal origin, chemicals and therapeutic drugs
  • Urine Chemistry: Lyophilized samples from human urine with added pure chemicals and hormones
  • Hemoglobin: Lyophilized samples from human whole blood with added stabilizers and preservatives
  • Hematology: Liquefied samples from human erythrocytes, mammalian leukocytes and platelets with preservatives

CALA-Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation
Ken Middlebrook
310-1565 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z8R1
Phone: (613) 233-5300
Fax: n/a
Email: kmiddlebrook@cala.ca
Website: www.cala.ca

PT Programs:

  • Major Ions, Ammonia, Metals, Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, Total Phosphorous, BOD, Turbidity, COD, Microbiology, Organochlorine Pesticides, PCB, PAHs, Metals (Air Filters), Trout LC50, Daphnia LC50, Microtox IC50, Cyanide, pH, THM/VOCs, Metals in Soil/Sediment, PAHs in Soil/Sediment, Mercury, OP Pesticides, Aryloxy Acid Pesticides, Phenolics, Glyphosate, Aldicarb, PHC in Soil, Residual Chlorine, Total Phenolics, Total Oil & Grease, VOCs (Soil)

CAPT-Compressed Air Proficiency Testing Program
Mike Carlson
TRI Air Testing
Phone: (703) 846-0797
Fax: n/a
Email: mcarlson@airtesting.com
Website: n/a

PT Programs:

  • Protocol O2(15-30%), CO

CCRL-Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory
Robin Haupt
4441 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704
Phone: (240) 436-4800 or (240) 436-4702
Fax: n/a
Email: rhaupt@ccrl.us
Website: www.astm.org/STATQA/ccrlpsp.htm

PT Programs:

Programs sponsored by ASTM C1 and coordinated with samples prepared at NIST, required by AASHTO:

  • Portland Cement – Physical, Chemical; Blended Cement – Physical, Chemical; Masonry Cement – Physical; Pozzoland Cement – Physical, Chemical; Concrete – Physical; Masonry Mortar – Physical; Concrete Masonry – Dimensional, Physical; Steel Reinforcing Bar – Dimensional, Physical

CENAM – Centro Nacional de Metrologia
Jonatan López Garcia, Proficiency Testing Manager
km 4.5 Carretera a los Cués 
Municipio El Marqués 76246 Querétaro, México
Phone: (442) 211-05-00 to 04 extension 3006
Fax: n/a
Website: www.cenam.gob.mx/servicios/paptitudtecnica

PT Programs:

  • Temperature: Thermometer Direct Verification, Thermometer (Glass Liquid), Electrical: Multimeter, Measurement Noise, Analysis of Water, Food, Medical, Gases and Environment Mass and Density, Ultrasound Equipment Calibration and Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials

Cherney Microbiological Services, LTD
Ryan Bobholz
1110 S. Huron Road, Green Bay, WI 54311
Email: testwithus@cherneymicro.com
Phone: (920) 406-8300
Fax: 920-406-0070
Website: www.cherneymicro.com

PT Programs:

  • Food Chemistry-Semi Hard Cheese, Pata Filata Cheese (Butterfat, Moisture, pH, Protein, and Salt)

CTS-Collaborative Testing Services, Inc.
Box 650820, Sterling, VA 20165-0820
Phone: (571) 434-1925
Fax: 571-434-1937
Email: info@cts-interlab.com, forensics@cts-interlab.com, color@cts-interlab.com, containerboard@cts-interlab.com, paper@cts-interlab.com, plastics@cts-interlab.com, metals@cts-interlab.com, rubber@cts-interlab.com, wine@cts-interlab.com, alp@cts-interlab.com
Website: www.collaborativetesting.com

PT Programs:

  • Forensics, Color and Appearance, Containerboard, Paper and Paperboard, Plastics, Fasteners and Metals, Rubber, Wine, and Agricultural Products.

DINAE, S.A. de C.V.
Ing. Eduardo Ruiz Ortiz
Leona Vicario No. 1686 Col. Santa María Aztahuacan
Del. Iztapalapa, Distrito Federal C.P.09500
Phone: 044 55 2764 4035
Fax: n/a
Email: dinaemexico@eninfinitum.com
Website: www.eninfinitum.com

PT Programs:

  • Textiles-Tensile, Foce, Linear Density

Emerald Scientific
Ken Groggel
444 Higuera, Suite #3, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (877) 567-3598
Fax: n/a
Email: info@emeraldtest.com
Website: www.emeraldscientific.com

PT Programs:

  • The Emerald Test for Cannabis Analysis, Testing, Production, Extraction

Environmental Resource Associates, Inc.
Kristina Sanchez
16341 Table Mountain Parkway, Golden, CO 80403
Phone: (303) 431-8454
Fax: 303-421-0159
Email: ksanchez@eraqc.com
Website: www.eraqc.com

PT Programs:

  • Drinking water, Non-potable water, Solids/Chemical Materials, Stationary Source Audit Samples, DMRQA, Air

Forensic Assurance
Brando Giroux
19755 Smock Street, Northville, MI 48167
Phone: (248) 662-5093
Fax: n/a
Email: info@forensicassurance.com
Website: www.forensicassurance.com

PT Programs:

  • Forensic Biology, Forensic DNA, Forensic Body Fluid Identification, Forensic Fingerprint Identification, Forensic Firearm Identification, Forensic Tool Mark Identification

Global Proficiency Ltd.
PO Box 1335, Tullamarine Victoria 3043 Australia
PO Box 20474 Hamilton 3241 New Zealand

Phone: +61 3 8318 9014 (Australia)   +64 7 850 4483 (NZ)
Fax: +61 3 8318 9001 (Australia)   +64 7 850 4487 (NZ)
Email: n/a
Website: www.global-proficiency.com

PT Programs:

  • Environmental: Drinking water, Non-potable water, Sea Water, Pool Water; Soils, Plants
  • Microbiological: Dairy Products (various), Milk, Ice Cream; Food (Meat, Shellfish, Freeze Dried Organisms)
  • Chemical: Meat Paste, Meat and Bone Meal, Tallow, Edible Oils, Ice Cream, Wine)

Grupo PACAL, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Sr. Sergio Alva Estrada, Representante Autorizado
Alhelí No 78 Col. Nueva Santa María,
Delg. Azcapotzalco, Distrito Federal, C.P. 02800
Phone: 01 55 5341 9238
Fax: n/a
Email: salva@pacal.org, verofg@pacal.org, hematologia@pacal.org, parasitologia@pacal.org, uroanalisis@pacal.org, bacteriologia@pacal.org
Website: www.pacal.org

PT Programs:

  • Hematology and Coagulation, Immunology and Immunochemistry, parasitology

HN Proficiency Testing Inc.
Henrik Nielsen
10219 Coral Reef Way, Indianapolis, IN 46256
Phone: (317) 713-2988
Fax: n/a
Email: hsnielsen@hn-metrology.com
Website: www.hn-proficiency.com

PT Programs:

  • pH, Conductivity, Dimensional (1D, 2D, 3D – artifacts, standards, parts), Form, Thread Plugs, Thread Wires, Electrical (DC/Low Frequency – Current, Voltage, Resistance, Capacitance), Oscilloscopes, Process Calibrators, RF/Microwave (Attenuation, AM/FM/PM modulation, power), Mechanical (Pressure/Vacuum, Torque, Force, Durometers, Extensiometers, Strain Gages), Scales/Balances, Thermodynamics (Thermometers, Temperature Indicating Equipment, Environmental Monitoring, Blackbody/IR), Time/Frequency (Period, Time, Frequency)

IFM Quality Services Pty Ltd Henrik Nielsen
4/58 Stennett Road, Ingleburn, NSQ 2565 Australia
Phone: (612) 961-8331
Fax: n/a
Email: ContactIFM@ifmqs.com.au
Website: www.ifmqs.com.au

PT Programs:

  • Biological Testing on Food, Natural Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical Preparations, Waters & Beverages (freeze dried), Meat Testing Laboratories, Veterinary Diagnostics; Electrical Safety Tests & Measurements

Information and Quality Management, Emergencies, Operational Analytical Laboratories and Research Support, Environment Canada
Jayne Simser
867 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON L7S 1A1
Phone: (905) 336-6299
Fax: n/a
Email: Jayne.Simser@ec.gc.ca
Website: www.ec.gc.ca/inre-nwri

PT Programs:

  • Rain and Soft Waters, Major Ions and Nutrients, Trace Elements in Water, Total Phosphorous (Water) Turbidity, Mercury in Water, Trace Elements in Sediment, Ammonia in Water, Full/Total/High Range Metals in Water, Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, Total Phosphorous in Water, BOD, COD, OC Pesticides-water, PCB-water, PAH-water,  PCB-oil, Trout-toxicity, Daphnia – toxicity, Microtox-toxicity, Cyanide, pH, BTEX/THM.VOC-water, PAH/PHC/BTEX-soil, Residual Chlorine-water, Low Level Phenol-water, PCBs-soil/sediment, VOCs- soil/sediment

Ingeniería Acústica Spectrum, S.A. de C.V.
Ing. Juan Antonio Ortíz García
Apaseo el Alto No 66 Col. San Bartolo Atepehuacan Del. Gustavo A. Madero, C.P. 07730 Distrito Federal
Phone: 01 55 5567 0878 or 01 55 5368 6108
Fax: n/a
Email: acusticaspectrum@prodigy.net.mx, dirijo@acusticaspectrum.com
Website: www.acusticaspectrum.com

PT Programs:

  • Environmental: Air quality, Noise

Institut für Eignungsprüfung GmbH
IfEP GmbH – Institut für Eignungsprüfung, Daimler Str. 8, D-45770Marl
Dipl.-Ing. Christian Weißmüller or Prof. Dr. Holger Frenz
Phone: (49) 0 700/4337 2255
Fax: 49 0 23 65/2090035
Email: ifep@online.de
Website: www.ifep.de

PT Programs:

  • Chemical/Analytics: Metals (Emission Spectroscopy), Plastics (FTIR, DSC, Hardness (Shore), Melt Index, Thermogravity, Textile glass/Mineral Filler, Viscosity)
  • Mechanical: Metals (Tensile/Yield/Elongation/Reduction in Area, Hardness (Rockwell), Impact (Charpy), Bending Corrosion/Salt Spray); Plastics (Tensile/Yield, Flexural Properties, Impact (Charpy), Density) Metallography
  • NDT: Ultrasonic, X-Ray, Density
  • Dimensional: CMM, Caliper

Instituto Mexicano del Cemento y del Concreto, A.C.
Ing. Armando Arias Aguas
Constitución No. 50, Col. Escandón,
C.P. 11800, Distrito Federal
Phone: 01 55 5276 7200 ext. 124
Fax: n/a
Email: aarias@mail.imcyc.com, gramirez@mail.imcyc.com
Website: www.imcyc.com

PT Programs:

  • Cement, Concrete, Aggregates, Geotechnics

Lake Balance and Calibration Services
David Griffth
139 Union Street, Madison, OH 44057
Phone: (440) 428-3993
Fax: 440-428-2662
Email: n/a
Website: www.lakebalance.com

PT Programs:

  • Mechanical: Analytical balances, scales, mass

LGC Standards/LGC Limited
Ms. Ana Pedrero-Llamas (Queens Road), Ms. Angela Lane (Bury)
Queens Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 0LY
also
1 Chamberhall Business Park, Chamberhall Green, Bury, BL9 0AP
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 8943 7436 (Middlesex) +44 (0)161 762 2500 (Bury)
Fax Number: +44 (0)20 8943 7314 (Middlesex) +44 (0)161 762 2501 (Bury)
Email: ana.pedrero-llamas@lgcgroup.com, angela.lane@lgcgroup.com
Website: www.lgc.co.uk

PT Programs:

  • Food PT Schemes (Food Products, Meat & Fish, Dairy, Chocolate, Gelatine Hydrolysate)
  • Animal Food PT Schemes (Chemistry, Microbiology)
  • Environmental PT Schemes (Clean Waters – Organic/Inorganic/Radiochemistry; Waste Waters – Organic/Inorganic, Industrial; Surface/Potable – Ecotoxicology; Sewage/Sludge – Inorganics; Agricultural Soils-Inorganic, Simulated Water and Environmental Products – Microbiology; Water – Cryptosporidium; Soils-Contest; Impinger/Rising Solutions/Absorption tubes/Dust/Air Filters – chemical analysis).
  • Beverage Pt Schemes (Alcoholic Beverages (beer) BAPS; Alcoholic Beverages (spirits, wines, liqueurs, alco-pops, cider etc – DAPS; Beverages – Non-Alcoholic – QBS; Barley/Malt – MAPs; Sugar – SUPS)
  • Clinical PT Schemes (Serum-Lyophilized; Serum, Blood, Urine – Toxicology/Chemistry; Urine-Lyophilized – Drugs of Abuse/Chemistry; Oral Fluid – Drugs/Chemistry)
  • Forensic PT Schemes (Blood QUARTZ/Drugs/Chemistry; Trace Explosives & Releated Products – FAE/Chemistry; Organic Materials-FIRMs/Isotope Ratio)
  • Consumer Safety PT Schemes (Toys – TOYTEST; Pharmaceutical Products – PHARMASSURE; Cosmetic Products – COSMETICS; Jewellery & Related Products NIMS(Ni migration)/Chemistry)
  • Other PT Schemes – Lyophilized Test Material (QMIS/Microbiology)
  • Closed Ring PT Schemes (Skimmed Milk Powder & Chocolate – CRT1 & CRT2/Microbiology; Skimmed Milk Powder CRT3/Microbiology; Lyophilized Material – CRT4/Antibiotics in Milk/CRT5; CRT6, CRT7/Microbiology)

LIVSMEDELSVERKET (National Food Agency)
Dipl.-Ing. Christian Weißmüller or Prof. Dr. Holger Frenz
Box 622 SE-751 26, Uppsala,Sweden
Phone: (46) 18 17 55 00
Fax: 46 18 10 58 48
Email: livsmedelsverket@slv.se
Website: www.slv.se

PT Programs:

  • Microbiology: Drinking Water, Food (Food Chemistry: Terminated in 2012)

Quality Management Program-Laboratory Services
Jane Gun-Munro
250 Bloor St. E, Suite 1510, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4W1E6
Phone: 16-323-9540 X231
Fax: n/a
Email: ContactIFM@ifmqs.com.au
Website: www.ifmqs.com.au

PT Programs:

  • Microbiology, Chemistry, Genetics, POCT, Pathology, Transfusion Medicine

Miller & Weber, Inc.
Deanne Miller Emory
1637 George Street, Ridgewood, NJ 11385-5342
Phone: (718) 821-7110
Fax: 718-821-1673
Email: n/a
Website: www.millerwber.com

PT Programs:

  • Temperature: Thermometer
  • Mechanical: Specific Gravity Hydrometer

National Association for Proficiency Testing (NAPT)
Charles Ellis
901 Twelve Oaks Center Drive, Suite 920, Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: (952) 303-6126
Fax: 305-425-5728
Email: napt@proficiency.org
Website: www.proficiency.org


National Veterinary Services Laboratories
Dr. Elizabeth Lautner
1920 Dayton Avenue Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (515) 663-7301
Fax: n/a
Email: n/a
Website: www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/lab_info_services/

PT Programs:

  • PCR (Avian Influenza, Swine Influenza, Avian Paramyxovirus type 1)

National Veterinary Services Laboratories
Dr. Elizabeth Lautner
PO Box 848, Greenport, NY 11944
Phone: (515) 663-7301
Fax: n/a
Email: n/a
Website: www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/lab_info_services/

PT Programs:

  • rRT-PCR (Foot and Mouth Disease, Classic Swine Fever)

Newage Testing Instruments, Inc.
Michael Guglicelli
820 Pennsylvania Blvd., Feasterville, PA 19053
Phone: 800-806-3924
Fax: n/a
Email: newage.info@ametek.com
Website: http://www.hardnesstesters.com

PT Programs:

  • Rockwell Hardness, Brinnell Hardness, Vickers Hardness, Micro-Hardness (Vickers, Knoop)

NSI Solutions, Inc
Mark Hammersla
7212 ACC Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27617
Phone: (800) 237-7837
Fax: n/a
Email: mark.hammersla@NSI-ES.om
Website: www.nsi-es.com

PT Programs:

  • Drinking water, Non-potable water, Solids/Chemical Materials, DMRQA

New York State Department of Health Environmental Laboratory Approval Program
Kenneth Aldous
Wadsworth Center, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12201-0509
Phone: (518) 474-7161
Fax: n/a
Email: aldous@wadsworth.org
Website: www.wadsworth.org

PT Programs:

  • Drinking water, Non-potable water, Solids/Chemical Materials, DMRQA, Air

Phenova a Phenomenex Company
Jason Campbell
6390 Joyce Drive #100, Golden, CO 80403
Phone: (866)-942-2978
Fax: 866-283-0269
Email: info@phenova.com
Website: www.phenova.com

PT Programs:

  • Drinking water, Non-potable water, Solids/Chemical Materials, DMRQA

Proficiency Testing Australia (PTA)
Ms. Frances Walton
PO Box7507, Silverwater, NSW 2128, Australia
Phone: 61 2 9736 8397 (1300 782 867)
Fax: 61 2 9743 6664
Email: ptaenquiry@pta.asn.au
Website: www.pta.asn.au

PT Programs:

Testing Programs:

  • Biological, Chemical, Construction Materials, Electrical, and Mechanical, Non-Destructive Measurement Programs (artifacts): Acoustic & Vibration, Electrical, Heat & Temperature, Physical & Dimensional Metrology, Optics & Radiometry
  • Calibration Proficiency Testing

Quality Assurance and Testing Center 3 (QUATEST 3)
Mr. Hoang Lam, Director
Bien Hoa Testing Complex, No. 7, Road 1, Bien Hoa 1 Industrial Zone,
Dong Nai Province, VN – 71161 Vietnam
Phone: 84 61 3836 212 or 84 8 3829 4274
Fax: n/a
Email: info@quatest3.com.vn
Website: www.quatest3.com.vn/

PT Programs:

Testing Programs:

  • Chemistry in Food, Chemistry in Animal Feeding, Microbiology in Food, Chemistry in Fertilizer, Physics-Chemistry in Cement, Chemistry in diesel oil

Sapphire Proficiency Testing, Inc.
Paul Hanssen – Operations Manager
Dilip Shah – Technical Director
3593 Medina Road, #150, Medina OH 44256-8182
Phone: (561) 542-2524
Fax: 888-226-9533
Email: phanssen@sapphire-testing.comdashah@sapphire-testing.com
Website: www.sapphire-testing.com


SD Proficiency Testing LLC
S. Bruce Benson, President
107 Wolfe Run Rd., Burgaw, NC 28425
Phone: (910) 259-7336
Fax: n/a
Email: sbruce@sdproficiency.com
Website: www.sdproficiency.com

PT Programs:

Testing Programs:

  • Gas Flow

SENASICA – CENAPA Servicio – Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria, Centro Nacional de Servicios de Constatación en Salud Animal
M.V.Z. Juan Gay Gutierrez
Carretera Cuernavaca a Cuautla No 8534 Col. Progreso,
Jiutepec, C.P. 62550, Morelos
Phone: 01 55 5905 1000 ext. 53130, 53105, 53109
Fax: n/a
Email: juan.gay@senasica.gob.mx, elena.gonzalez@senasica.gob.mx

PT Programs:

  • Agricultural health; Chromatography, Immunology, ICP, and Microbiology

Sigma Aldrich-RTC, Inc.
Jennifer Jones
2931 Soldier Springs Road, Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: (307) 721-5483
Fax: 307-745-7935
Email: jjones@RT-Corp.com
Website: www.rt-corp.com

PT Programs:

  • Environmental: Drinking water, Non-potable water, Solids/Chemical Materials, UST Water, UST Soils, DMRQA
  • Chemical: Pharmaceuticals
  • Biological: Microbiology

Signature Science, LLC
Diane Velleca, David Lewis
8329 North MoPac Expressway, Austin, TX 78759
Phone: 512-533-2011 (Velleca) 512-533-2003 (Lewis)
Fax: n/a
Email: dlewis@signaturescience.com
Website: www.signaturescience.com

PT Programs:

  • Chemical Warfare Agent-Related Chemicals, Toxic Industrial Chemicals/Toxic Industrial Materials, Explosives, Biological Pathogens and Select Toxins

US Department of Energy Radiological and Environmental Science Laboratory
Ms. Anita Bhatt
2215 N. Boulevard, MS 2112, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415
Phone: (208) 526-0247
Fax: 208-526-2548
Email: bhattar@id.doe.gov
Website: www.id.energy.gov/resl

PT Programs:

  • Mixed Analyte Performance Evaluation Program: Soil, Water, Vegetation, Air Filter, Food Stuffs, Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation-Radiobioassy-Thermal Luminescent Dosimeter, Optically Stimulated Luminescent Dosinmeter, CR-39 Allyl Diglycol Carbonate, Synthetic urine an Fecal, Whole Boy Phantoms, Lung Phantoms, Thyroid Phantoms

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