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LGC Water & Environmental Chemistry Scheme- (AQUACHECK)

EPTIS factsheet 131386 | Last revision 2023-07-31 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts131386 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts131386

PT provider
PT provider LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing
Based in United Kingdom
Remarks A comprehensive range of real, synthetic and simulated test materials for the analysis of organic and inorganic chemicals, ecotoxicology and radiochemical parameters plus test materials for the Water Framework Directive. For any additional information please contact the EPTIS coordinator. Analytical information about all the analytes is available in the Scheme description document.
Product groups Agriculture
Pharmaceutical products, drugs
Soil, sludge, contaminated sites
Testing fields Analytical chemistry
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Surface water / Potable, treated water- Organic Haloforms and Chlorinated Solvents -
Phenols -
Benzene, Toluene and Xylenes -
Organochlorine Pesticides -
Chlorinated Solvents -
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons -
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) -
Acid Herbicides -
Triazines and Urea Herbicides -
Organophosphorus Pesticides -
Formaldehyde -
Chlorophyll-a -
Taste and Odour -
Acrylamide -
UV Absorbing Organic Constituents -
Geosmin and MIB -
Fungicides -
Microcystins -
Neonicotinoids -
Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) - NEW 2023 -
Participants are provided with a solution containing a minimum of 16 out of 47 Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for quantitative determination. A list of 47 potential analytes is provided in Appendix A of the scheme description -
Surface waters- Inorganic and Nutrients Major Inorganic Components (Hard/Soft Water) -
Nutrients and Others (Hard/Soft Water) -
Major Ions in Higher Salinity Potable Water -
pH in Poorly Buffered Waters -
Non-specific Analytes (BOD, COD, Suspended solids, Methylene blue active substances etc.) -
Inorganic Disinfection By-products -
Free Chlorine -
Total Chlorine -
Metals -
Environmental Quality Standards Directive (EQSD) Metals (Preserved in 0.5% Nitric Acid) -
Chromium (VI) -
Bottled Mineral Water -
European Union Water Framework directive (WFD) analytes (see scheme description for details) -
Waste Waters and Effluents – Inorganic and Nutrients Nutrients and other analytes -
Non-specific Analytes -
BOD (5 day) -
COD (chemical oxygen demand) -
Suspended solids -
Methylene blue active substances (MBAS) -
Dissolved/Total organic carbon -
Turbidity -
Non-ionic surfactants -
Metals (Preserved in 0.5% Nitric Acid) -
Chromium (VI) -
Settleable Solids -
BOD/COD at high concentration -
Sewage Sludge – Inorganic Determinands Sewage Sludge Inorganics and Specific Elements -
Compositional Analysis of Sewage Sludge -
Soils – Inorganic Determinands Agricultural Soil Inorganics and Specific Elements -
Waste Waters and Effluents – Industrial Waste Waters Major Waste Water Analytes -
Total Phenol, Cyanide and Sulfate -
Metals (Preserved in 0.5% Nitric Acid) -
Ammonia, Phosphate and Nitrogen -
2-Amino-4,6-dinitrotoluene -
Sulfide -
Waste Waters - Organic Haloforms and Chlorinated Solvents -
Phenols -
Benzene, Toluene and Xylenes -
Organochlorine Pesticides -
Chlorinated Solvents -
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) -
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) -
Acid Herbicides -
Triazines and Urea Herbicides -
Organophosphorus Pesticides -
Mineral Oil in Water -
Oil and Grease in Water -
AOX in Wastewater -
Qualitative Waters Qualitative Organics by GCMS -
Qualitative Organics by Purge and Trap GCMS -
Qualitative Determination in Clean Water -
Radiochemistry Gross Alpha and Gross Beta in Clean Water -
Aqueous Tritium in Clean Water -
Plutonium and Uranium -
Oestrogens or Estrogens in surface water- NEW 2024 17-β Estradiol -
Estrone -
Ecotoxicology Ecotoxicology Tests -
Trial samples Synthetic Pyrethroid Insecticides -
M-Certs -
Triclosan -
Haloacetic Acids -
Acetate & Iodide -
Inorganic NPK Fertiliser -
EQSD Directive – Low Level Triazines -
Bottled Mineral Water -
Saline Water – Nutrients -
Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds -
Explosives in Groundwater -
Soil Texture -
Organic Fertiliser -
Trihalomethanes & Nutrients in Recreational Water -
EQSD Directive – Low Level Organophosphorus & Chlorinated Solvents -
Low Level CIP2 contaminants -
Pharmaceuticals -
M-Certs -
EQSD Directive – Low Level Organochlorines -
Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds -
Saline Water – Metals -
Explosives in Groundwater 1,3,5-Trinitrobenzene -
1,3-Dinitrobenzene -
2,4-Dinitrotoluene -
2,6-Dinitrotoluene -
2-Amino-4,6-dinitrotoluene -
2-Nitrotoluene -
3-Nitrotoluene -
4-Amino-2,6-dinitrotoluene -
4-Nitrotoluene -
Diphenylamine -
Nitrobenzene -
Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) -
Octogen (HMX) -
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims validation of testing methods
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 Fees vary according to selection from available groups.
Regularly operated Yes (20 rounds per year)
Year of first operation 1986
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing
1 Chamberhall Business Park, Chamberhall Green
BL9 0AP Bury, Greater Manchester
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)161 762 2500
Fax: +44 (0)161 762 2501
Web: https://www.lgcstandards.com/GB/en/Proficiency-Testing/cat/244597 https://www.lgcstandards.com/GB/en/Proficiency-Testing/cat/244597
Mrs Nicola Armstrong
Phone: +44 (0)161 762 2500
Email: axiopt@lgcgroup.com axiopt@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: 1.23-SNAPSHOT.20230502124635-7925ae379a631fc1ececff45d2921c8db38877d5