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13th April 2015  Content supplied by: IDEXX Laboratories Inc

IDEXX Water Division Earns ISO/IEC-17025:2005 Accreditation

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. have announced the company’s global QC facility for water microbiology has received accreditation from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). IDEXX, the leading provider of water microbiology tests worldwide, pursued this accreditation in order to offer its customers time-saving process efficiencies and the highest level of quality assurance possible. ISO/IEC-17025:2005 accreditation is based on a thorough evaluation of a facility’s quality management system and emphasises continual product and process improvement. IDEXX earned the accreditation for their water QC testing facility after completing an extensive audit and third-party assessment.

“In addition to demonstrating that IDEXX operates according to internationally accepted criteria, this accreditation underscores IDEXX’s commitment to quality, accuracy and reliability,” said Manja Blazer, Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager at IDEXX. “Now laboratories all over the world that use IDEXX water tests can decrease QC testing, saving time and reducing costs.”

ISO/IEC-17025:2005 specifies the quality management and technical requirements that laboratories must meet in order to demonstrate technical competency and adherence to strict quality measures for testing, data reporting and process control in the laboratory. In most countries, ISO/IEC-17025:2005 is the standard that forms the basis of laboratory accreditation in order to be deemed technically competent. The scope of this ISO/IEC-17025:2005 accreditation includes IDEXX microbiology tests for total coliforms/Escherichia coli, Enterococci, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and heterotrophic bacteria.

IDEXX can now provide customers with certificates of quality under the ISO/IEC-17025:2005 accreditation. In addition, its processes are in compliance with the new mandatory standard ISO 11133:2014 concerning the preparation, production, storage and performance testing of culture media for microbiology of food, animal feed and water.

Customers can obtain certificates of quality for IDEXX water microbiology products by contacting IDEXX on +44 (0) 1638 676 800 or wateruk@idexx.com

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