Proficiency Testing Schemes

Proficiency Testing (PT) is a process for monitoring the validity of tests and calibrations undertaken by a laboratory. Results from PT can be used as an indication of a laboratory’s competence and part of the assessment and accreditation process (requirement in ISO/IEC 17025 & ISO/IEC 15189).

ITI is a registered PT provider at SLAB (Sri Lanka accreditation Board) and is currently organizing proficiency testing programmes under its PECMA (Performance Evaluation of Chemical and Microbiological Assessments) PT scheme in the areas of Chemical and Microbiological analysis.

The objective of organizing these PT programmes is to provide opportunities to enhance the competence of the industrial and government laboratories in Sri Lanka.

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PECMA PT Scheme

Performance Evaluation of Chemical and Microbiological Assessments

Proficiciency testing programmes

  1. Arsenic in rice
  2. pH in water
  3. Histamine in fish
  4. Tea microbiology
  5. Water microbiology
  6. Ordinary Portland cement
  7. Metallic contaminants in food (NEW)

 

2016 PT Program Schedule of ITI

Description of the proficiency testing

Programme Code

Matrix

Parameters

Scheduled Date

Estimated participation Cost (Rs.)

Ordinary Portland Cement

PECMA / C/2016/01

Cement

Compressive strength (2 days)

Compressive strength (28 days)

Initial Setting time

Soundness

2016.10.01

9,000.00

Microbiology in water

PECMA / WM/2016/01

Water

Total bacterial count / ml

Total coliforms / 100ml

E. coli / 100ml

2016.09.20

10,000.00

Microbiology in Foods

PECMA / FM/2016/01

Food

APC (cfu / g)

Yeast & Mould (cfu / g)

Total coliforms (MPN/g)

E. coli (MPN/g)

Stapaureus (count/g)

Salmonella (Qualitative)

2016.11.22

12,500.00

Inter- comparison on Mass

PECMA / IC/2016/01

Weights

Mass (2.0 g, 50 g)

2016.12.05

10,000.00

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 11:06

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