PROFICIENCY TESTING

Proficiency testing (PT) is a type of external quality control to measure a laboratory's accuracy. Its purpose is to verify that the performance of each test site is in line with other labs performing the same analysis. Several times a year, 'blind' samples are sent to participants who analyze them and return the results to the PT provider. These results are then compared to other laboratories using the same testing method and a 'report card' is issued to the laboratory.

CALENDAR

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Aug 25Food Chemistry Evaluations Graded
  • Sep 11Food Microbiology Shipment
  • Sep 18Food Microbiology Replacement Deadline
  • Oct 2Food Chemistry Shipment
  • Oct 6Food Microbiology Due Date
  • Oct 9Food Chemistry Replacement Deadline