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PTS IBGN: 82 - Standardized Global Biological Index


EPTIS factsheet 472562 | Last revision 2024-03-06 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts472562 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts472562

PT provider
PT provider BIPEA Proficiency Testing BIPEA Proficiency Testing
Based in France
Language(s) English / French / Spanish / German / Polish / Italian / Arabic
Remarks For each test, a reconstituted sample is sent to be analyzed. Reconstituted sample means that it is not a water sample coming from a real sampling in the nature but a sample in which macro-invertebrates are added manually. The composition of such samples is therefore known, ensuring the homogeneity and allowing to provide a real reference to which be compared, besides the comparison with other participants. This reconstituted sample will include 10 to 15 different taxons (excepted for the test dedicated to identification* with an addition of 3 to 5 different taxons) of macro-invertebrates and for each taxon a well-defined number of individuals. This organization allows to offer a test which is less fastidious for the participants compared to a set of 8 or 12 water samples, and consequently renewable (3 tests a year including one dedicated to identification* over a period of 6 months) in order to provide a quality control trough time.
Product groups Water
Testing fields Biology
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Fresh water Fresh water macroinvertebrates in solution NF T90-350 standard (March 2004)
Faunal list XP T90-388 standard (June 2010)
Index calculation -
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants Testing laboratories
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants 10
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by COFRAC on the basis of ISO 17043

ISO 9001

Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee on request
Regularly operated Yes (2 rounds per year)
Year of first operation 2017
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
BIPEA Proficiency Testing
CAP 18 - 189 Rue d'aubervilliers
75018 Paris

Phone: +33-1-40052630
Fax: +33-1-42092685
Web: https://www.bipea.org https://www.bipea.org
Ms. Sabrina HELLALI
Phone: +33-1-40052642
Fax: +33-1-42092685
Email: shellali@bipea.org shellali@bipea.org
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in France, Mr Patrick Bironneau. Mr Patrick Bironneau.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.23-SNAPSHOT.20230502124635-7925ae379a631fc1ececff45d2921c8db38877d5