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EPTIS factsheet 134427 | Last revision 2017-03-15 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts134427 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts134427

PT provider
PT provider LGC Standards Proficiency Testing LGC Standards Proficiency Testing
Based in United Kingdom
Language(s)
Remarks
Keywords
Product groups Food and drink
Laboratory / scientific equipment
Process control systems
Soil, sludge, contaminated sites
Water
Testing fields Environmental protection
Microbiology
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Sea water Enterococci (faecal streptococci) count -
Escherichia coli count -
Salmonella species presence/absence -
Faecal coliforms count -
Total coliforms count -
Potable water Coliforms count -
Clostridium perfringens count -
Coliforms presence/absence -
Enterococci (faecal streptococci) presence/absence -
Enterococci (faecal streptococci) count -
Escherichia coli presence/absence -
Escherichia coli count -
Legionella species presence/absence at low levels -
Pseudomonas aeruginosa count -
Sulphite-reducing Clostridia presence/absence -
Sulphite-reducing Clostridia count -
Sulphite-reducing Clostridia spores count ONLY -
Total aerobic count at 22°C -
Total aerobic count at 37°C -
Process water Yeast count -
Pseudomonas species count -
Total aerobic count -
Mould count -
Yeast and Mould count -
Effluent sludge Escherichia coli count -
Salmonella species presence/absence -
Environmental water Legionella pneumophila presence/absence -
Legionella pneumophila count by culture -
Legionella pneumophila count by PCR -
Legionella pneumophila identification -
Legionella species count by culture -
Legionella species presence/absence -
Legionella species count by PCR -
Legionella species identification -
Surface/Waste/Bathing water Enterococci count -
Escherichia coli count -
Salmonella species presence/absence -
Faecal coliforms count -
Total coliforms count -
Mineral water Enterococci count -
Escherichia coli count -
Pseudomonas aeruginosa count -
Sulphite-reducing Clostridia presence/absence -
Total aerobic count at 22°C -
Total aerobic count at 37°C -
Coagulase-positive staphylococci presence/absence -
Sulphite-reducing Clostridia spores ONLY presence/absence -
Surface/Bathing/Recreational water Coagulase-positive staphylococci count -
Sulphite-reducing Clostridia count -
Staphylococcus species count -
Freeze-dried vial Identification of unknown organism -
Paper exercise Colony count and calculation of number of microorganisms -
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 Depending on samples taken
Regularly operated Yes (10 rounds per annum)
Year of first operation 2000
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