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What is Proficiency Testing?

Proficiency testing (PT) is a part of the continuous quality assurance of a laboratory’s analytical results. Eurofins Food & Feed Testing offers PT in microbiology for foods and simulated water.

Eurofins has more than 20 years of experience as an organizer of proficiency testing trials for microbiological analyses. The program is accredited according to NS-EN ISO/IEC 17043. The test material is either dry natural foods or freeze dried ampoules produced by IMF Quality Services Pty. Ltd, Australia.

Why participate in PT trials?

Analysis of PT samples are used for a number of purposes, typically:

  • To identify problems and initiate improvements in the laboratory
  • To compare different methods and provide confidence to customers
  • PT trials are well suited to test new methods or equipment before taken into use
  • For educational purposes


Details regarding date of the trials, registration and costs can be found here (Food Microbiology, Water Microbiology).

Please contact us for more information