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22nd January 2020  Content supplied by: LGC Standards Proficiency Testing

Accredited Confirmation & Identification Proficiency Testing Scheme 


The LGC CONF-IDENT proficiency testing scheme is specifically designed to meet the needs of laboratories performing confirmation and/or identification of strains isolated from a sample using various techniques, from traditional biochemical/serological tests to more advanced genomic or molecular techniques (such as MALDI-TOF).

Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043:2010 by UKAS, the scheme consists of seven different panels for identification and/or confirmation of Salmonella, Listeria, Gram-negative organisms, Campylobacter, Cronobacter, Yeasts, Gram-positive organisms. Each panel contains five different samples.

Microorganism confirmation and identification are critical in a number of industries, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food and feed. Requirements from regulatory bodies and customers alike are continually tightening, making accurate, rapid microbiological testing crucial for manufacturers to make critical decisions concerning quality and safety.

The primary aim of the CONF-IDENT scheme is to enable laboratories performing confirmation and identification of microorganisms to monitor their performance and compare it with that of their peers.

Great results are born out of confidence, and by working with LGC Proficiency Testing, you can have the assurance that your decision making is informed, reliable and effective. If you are a laboratory seeking accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025, or an organisation looking for consistency in delivering a quality product, then LGC will have a proficiency testing scheme designed for you.

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Date Published: 22nd January 2020

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