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UKAS Accreditation for CABI’s Molecular ID of Bacteria Service

CABI has been awarded UKAS accreditation to ISO 17025 for the molecular identification of bacteria for isolation and/or enumeration of fungi and microbial contamination. The accreditation covers identification of bacteria isolates to species level by partial 16S rRNA gene sequencing. By extending UKAS accreditation to include filamentous fungi and yeasts, CABI confirms its position as the UK’s leading authority for microbial identification and testing.

CABI, which already holds ISO 17025 accreditation for the molecular identification of bacteria, is unique in the UK, as it is the only service to be UKAS accredited for the entire identification process, including providing the name of the organism up to species level.

The organisation, which is led by 48 member countries, provides microbial services to academic and corporate customers across the industrial, biotechnology and agricultural sectors in the UK and worldwide.

CABI already holds UKAS accreditation for a wide range of microbial testing. UKAS accreditation provides an assurance of competence, impartiality and integrity. Customers not only benefit from a high quality service operating to internationally recognized standards but also receive reports bearing the UKAS symbol of quality, bringing national and international recognition to their business.

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Date Published: 17th January 2014

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