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Pharmaceutical Scheme - (PHARMASSURE)

EPTIS factsheet 127946 | Last revision 2018-07-24 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts127946 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts127946

PT provider
PT provider LGC Standards Proficiency Testing LGC Standards Proficiency Testing
Based in United Kingdom
Product groups Pharmaceutical products, drugs
Process control systems
Testing fields Analytical chemistry
Environmental conditions
Medical analysis
Safety evaluation
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Pharmaceutical products (Powders or liquids) - Basic chemical analysis Density -
Refractive index -
pH -
Melting point -
Acid/base titration -
Other basic titrations (e.g Sodium Bicarbonate, Magnesium, Sodium Chloride) -
Diameter -
Disintegration -
Friability -
Resistance to crushing -
Thickness -
Uniformity -
Conductivity (low level) -
Particulate Matter -
Pharmaceutical products (powders or liquids) - Advanced chemical analysis Arsenic (As) -
Cadmium (Cd) -
Lead (Pb) -
Mercury (Hg) -
Chromium (Cr) -
Copper (Cu) -
Zinc (Zn) -
Benzene -
Carbon Tetrachloride -
1,2-Dichloroethane -
1,1- Dichloroethene -
1,1,1-Trichloroethane -
Chloroform -
Hexane -
Methanol -
Toluene -
Acetone -
Ethanol -
GC purity -
UV -
Dynamic viscosity -
Kinematic Viscosity -
Loss on Drying -
Moisture -
Flame atomic absorption testing -
Polarimetry -
NMR (Qualitative or Quantitative) -
X-ray Powder diffraction (Qualitative or Quantitative) -
Dissolution -
Pharmaceutical products - Microbial identification Low - level enumeration -
Identification -
Pharmaceutical products - Microbial enumeration Escherichia coli -
Staphylococcus aureus -
Total aerobic mesophilic count -
Bile-tolerant gram-negative bacteria -
Pseudomonas aeruginosa -
Candida albicans -
Total Yeasts and Moulds -
Total bacteria counting -
Pharmaceutical products - Sterility tests Presence/absence -
Identification -
Pharmaceutical products- NEW Salmonella -1 x 10ml glass sealed vial which may or may not contain the target organism. Final sample volume 10ml (neat) Presence/Absence
Medicinal herbs - NEW Total aerobic microbial count -
Detection and/or enumeration of Staphylococcus aureus -
Detection and/or enumeration of coliforms -
Detection and/or enumeration of yeast and/or mould -
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by UKAS on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043 Please see current application form and scheme description for accredited and non-accredited status of test materials and analytes.

Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee Depending on samples taken.
Regularly operated Yes (4 rounds per annum)
Year of first operation August 2002
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
LGC Standards Proficiency Testing
1 Chamberhall Business Park, Chamberhall Green,
BL9 0AP Bury Lancashire
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)161 762 2500
Fax: +44 (0)161 762 2501
Web: http://www.lgcstandards.com http://www.lgcstandards.com
Mr Savvas Xystouris
Phone: +44 (0)161 762 2500
Fax: +44 (0)161 762 2501
Email: savvas.xystouris@lgcgroup.com savvas.xystouris@lgcgroup.com
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in United Kingdom, Mr Savvas Xystouris. Mr Savvas Xystouris.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.21