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Forensic Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (FIRMS)

EPTIS factsheet 517254 | Last revision 2018-10-19 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts517254 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts517254

PT provider
PT provider LGC Standards Proficiency Testing LGC Standards Proficiency Testing
Based in United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Remarks The Forensic Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (FIRMS) Network has, in collaboration with the National Measurement Laboratory (NML), hosted at LGC, recently updated their highly regarded Good Practice Guide for Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS).
Product groups Food and drink
Hazardous substances
Petroleum and coal products
Pharmaceutical products, drugs
Testing fields Analytical chemistry
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
1-Shark collagen δ2H; δ13C; δ18O; δ15N -
2 - Sodium nitrate δ18O; δ15N -
3 - NEW Honey (bulk) δ2H; δ13C; δ18O; δ15N *Honey isotope analysis is to be performed on the bulk honey not the protein isotope ratio.
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 (2 rounds per annum)
Year of first operation 2013
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