What is proficiency testing?
For ensured quality, proficiency testing is a proven tool for monitoring, securing and improving the analytical, physical, microbiological and sampling qualities of an organization.
Regular participation in proficiency testing is required for laboratories that want to comply with international standards (ISO) and (inter) national legislation. In addition to the competence of a laboratory, proficiency tests are also a basis for the integrity and trust of the customer, accreditation body, and management.
What are the benefits of routine proficiency testing?
After receiving a proficiency test report, the scores can be assessed on performance. In the event of poor performance, corrective measures will be required to be able to properly guarantee the quality.
Internally, the obtained proficiency test material and / or the results of the proficiency test can also be used for other daily quality assurance purposes, such as specific validations or harmonization o (new analysis methods or sampling techniques. An example of this is the determination of the precision and correctness in varying matrices and parameters.
Why choose Trilogy PT?
Trilogy has been recognized as a certified reference material producer, proficiency testing provider and an analytical laboratory since 1999, with locations in the United States, Argentina, India and Europe. The proficiency tests offered will be conducted with accreditation or in accordance with the ISO / IEC 17043 standard.
The quality, relevance and continuity of the proficiency tests offered is guaranteed by an (inter) national expert group. These experts consist of subject matter experts from the business community, research institutions and (semi) government.
Trilogy Lab 2020 Proficiency Testing Schedule
|Proficiency Test 2020||Round 1||Round 2||Registration|
|Proximate analysis +NIR||Cattle feed/Soy extracted meal||Milk powder/Poultry meal||Subscribe|
|Minerals, trace elements and heavy metals||Catfood / Infant milkpowder||Cattle feed/Premix||Subscribe|
|Fat Quality||Palm oil / Soybean oil/Deep frying fat (2x)||Animal fat/ Sunflower oil/Deep frying fat (2x)||Subscribe|
|Mycotoxin||Wheat/coconut expeller||Maize/ Soy hulls||Subscribe|
|Microscopic examination||Sample A -> D||Sample A -> D||Subscribe|
|Veterinary drugs- LL Low level||Laying mash/ Milkpowder||Cattle feed/Infant milk powder||Subscribe|
|Veterinary drugs- High Level + Additive Level||Premix (A+B), Feed (A+B), Blanc 2x||Premix (A+B), Feed (A+B), Blanc 2x||Subscribe|
|Microbiology||Maize oil/Palm oil/mixed fatty acids||Soybean oil/Animal fat/ Rapeseed fatty acids||Subscribe|
|Mineral oil in oil/fat||Laying mash I -> IV||Feed I -> IV||Subscribe|
|Heavy metals in oil/fat||Soybean oil/ Lard||Subscribe|
|PAHS||Fish oil / palm oil||Subscribe|
|3-MCPD and derivates in oil/fat||Palm oil (refined)/ Oil (contaminated)||Subscribe|
|Mycotoxin – Aflatoxin M1||Milk powder||Reg. Coming Soon|
|E. Coli and Coliforms||Water||Reg. Coming Soon|
|Mycotoxin – Deoxynivalenol||Corn/feed||Reg. Coming Soon|
|Salmonella||Milk powder||Reg. Coming Soon|
|Mycotoxin – Ochratoxin A||Wheat||Reg. Coming Soon|
|Salmonella||Ground Meat||Reg. Coming Soon|
|Mycotoxin – Aflatoxins||Corn||Reg. Coming Soon|
|Enterococci||Water||Reg. Coming Soon|
*The proficiency test scheme will be expanded further in 2020.