Ensayos de Aptitud

Los datos favorables de los Ensayos de Aptitud se pueden utilizar para demostrar la competencia de un laboratorio a los clientes, clientes potenciales, cuerpos de acreditación y otras entidades externas.

La participación de un laboratorio en actividades de Ensayos de Aptitud (PT) es un requisito de la norma ISO/IEC 17025:2005. El propósito del mismo es proporcionar a las partes interesadas, evidencia objetiva de la capacidad de un laboratorio para producir datos que son tanto exactos como repetibles, de las actividades enlistadas en su alcance de acreditación. Los datos favorables de los Ensayos de Aptitud pueden utilizarse para demostrar la competencia de un laboratorio a sus clientes, clientes potenciales, cuerpos de acreditación y otras entidades externas. La participación en actividades de Ensayos de Aptitud le proporciona también retroalimentación invaluable sobre la supervisión interna del sistema de gestión del mismo. Por medio de estas actividades, el laboratorio puede verificar su competencia para realizar calibraciones o pruebas específicas.

Proveedores de Ensayos de Aptitud

Los siguientes proveedores de Ensayos de Aptitud han sido aprobados por PJLA como proveedor de tercera parte. Consulte los Requisitos de Ensayos de Aptitud para los laboratorios acreditados y solicitantes (PL-1) para ver los detalles de los requisitos o póngase en contacto con nuestras oficinas si necesita información adicional.


American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)
Garry Atkinson, Remington Scott
PO Box 12215, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2215
Phone: (919) 549-8141
Email: atkinsong@aatcc.orgscottr@aatcc.org
Website: www.aatcc.org/test/proficiency

PT Programs:

Contact Garry Atkinson for questions about:

  • Antibacterial
  • Fiber Identification
  • Water Resistance

Contact Remington Scott for questions about:

  • Appearance
  • Colorfastness
  • Visual Color Evaluation

Absolute Standards
Stephen Arpie
44 Rossotto Drive
Hamden,CT06514
Phone Number: (800)-368-1131
Fax Number: N/A
Email: stephenarpie@absolutestandards.com
Website: www.absolutestandards.com

PT Programs:

Drinking water, Non-potable water, Solids/Chemical Materials, DMRQA


ACIL Corporation or EMC Proficiency Testing, Inc. (ACIL-PT Inc.)
Harry Hodes
16 Wintercress Way
Bellingham, WA 98229-4447
Phone Number: (360) 303-4096 or (360) 756-9577
Fax Number: 360-756-9678
Email Address: n/a
Website Address: www.acil.org

PT Programs:

AC Line Conducted Emissions, Direct Antenna Conducted Emissions, Radiated Emissions


Advanced Analytical Standards, Inc
Frederick Anderson
6325 Emerson Avenue
Parkersburg,WV 26101
Phone: (304) 422-4274
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: Fred@advancedqc.com
Website Address: www.advancedqa.com

PT Programs:

Drinking water, Non-potable water, DMRQA


AIHA® Proficiency Analytical Testing Programs 
Elizabeth Platt
3141 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 777, Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone Number: 703-846-0797
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: nmugambwa@aiha.org
Website Address: www.aihapat.org

PT Programs:

Industrial Hygiene Proficiency Analytical Testing (IHPAT) Program-metals, organics, asbestos, silica

Bulk Asbestos Proficiency analytical Testing (BAPAT) Program-bulk asbestos

Beryllium Proficiency Analytical Testing (BePAT) Program-beryllium

Environmental Lead Proficiency Analytical Testing (ELPAT) Program-Pb in paint, soil, dust wipes air.

Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) Program-fungi & bacteria


Airgas Specialty Gases – Durham
Charlie Winston
630 United Drive
Durham, NC 27713
Phone Number: (919) 544-3773
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: steve.johnson@Airgas.com
Website Address: www.airgas.com

PT Programs:

Chemiluminescence – Nitrogen– NO; Nitrogen/Air – NO, NOx, NO2, NH3

FTIR – Nitrogen/Air – CO2, NO, SO2, NO2, CH4, N3H8, NH3, CO

Paramagnetic – Nitrogen – O2

NDIR – Nitrogen/Air – CO, CO2

NDUV – Nitrogen/Air – H2S

Electrochemical – Nitrogen/Air – H2S


American Proficiency Institute
Daniel C. Edson
1159 Business Park Drive,
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone Number: (231) 941-5887
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: dedson@api-pt.com,SStyles@api-pt.com,HJordan@api-pt.com
Website Address: www.foodpt.com

PT Programs:

Food Microbiology: Bacteriology, Mycology Meats, Cereals, Dairy Powders/Solids: Ash, Fat, Moisture, Protein, Salt


AOAC International
Arlene Fox
481 North Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877-2417
Phone Number: (301) 924-7077 X 143
Fax Number: 307-745-7935
Email: LPTP@AOAC.orgafox@aoac.org
Website:  www.aoac.org

PT Programs:

Biological: Standard Microbiology, Pathogen-Free Microbiology, Meat Microbiology, Combination Pathogen Program (Meat), Salmonella in Liquid Egg

Chemical: Nutrition Labeling – Meat Chemistry, Nutrition Labeling – Cheese Chemistry, Pesticide Residues – Fruits and Vegetables


AOCS -American Oil Chemists Society – Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP)
Dawn Shepard
AOCS P.O. Box 17190 Urbana, IL 61803-7190 USA
Phone Number: 217-693-4810
Fax Number: 217-693-4855
Email Address: dawns@aocs.org
Website Address: www.aocs.org

PT Programs:

Aflatoxin, Aflatoxin Test Kit, Cholesterol, Cottonseed, Cottonseed Oil, Edible Fat, Feed Microscopy, Fish Meal, Fumonisin, Gas Chromatography, Genetically Modified Organism (GMO), GOED Nutraceutical Oils, Mixed Seed (Canola, Sunflower, Safflower), Marine Oil, Marine Oil Fatty Acid Profile, NIOP Fats and Oils, Nutritional Labeling, Oilseed Meal, Olive Oil, Olive Oil Sensory Panel, Palm Oil, Peanut, Phosphorus in Oil, Solid Fat Content by NMR, Soybean, Specialty Oils, SQT Reference Chemistry and/or NIR, Tallow and Grease, Trace Metals in Oil, trans Fatty Acid Content


American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Steve Hepburn
100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohoken, PA  19428-2959
Phone Number: 610-832-9688
Fax Number: 610-832-9668
Email Address: shepburn@astm.org>
Website Address: n/a

PT Programs:

ANSI recognized developer of testing methods – industry recognized programs for:

Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Cement & Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL), Electrical Insulating Liquids, Elemental Analyses of Thermoplastics, Engine Coolants Testing

Military Aviation Turbine Jet Fuel – (JP8), Naphtha, Petroleum Coke, Petroleum Products

Petroleum Products & Lubricants: General Info, Plastics Testing, Metals Testing, Textiles, Also the ASTM Test Monitoring Center (TMC) for lubricants


Analytical Reference Material International (ARMI)
700 Corporate Circle, Suite A, Golden, CO  80401
Phone Number: 800-421-9454
Fax Number: 303-216-2649
Email Address: PTP@ARMI.org
Website Address: n/a

PT Programs:

Metal Alloys: Proficiency Testing Program (PTP), Inter-Laboratory Analysis Program


AsteRisk LLC
Tom Badstubner
PO Box 292547, Lewisville, TX 75029-2547
Phone: (508) 883-0927 (office) or (443) 255-8984 (cell)
Fax: 508-883-3558
Email: tom@asteriskllc.com
Website: www.asteriskllc.com

PT Programs:

  • PT of Specialty Gas Mixtures

Auto Technology Company
Kevin Smith
20026 Progress Drive
Strongsville, OH 44149
Phone Number: 440-572-7800
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: kevin@autotechnology.net • jgreene@autotechnology.net
Website Address: www.autotechnology.net

PT Programs:

Mass Loss: Salt Spray, CASS Test, Cyclic Corrosion


Bio-Rad Laboratories
Elizabeth Platt
9500 Jeronimo Road, Irvine, CA 92618-2017
Phone Number: (949) 598-1285
Fax Number: N/A
Email Address: Elizabeth_Platt@Bio-Rad.com
Website Address: www.bio-rad.com

PT Programs:

Immunoassay: Lyophilized samples from human serum with added constituents of human and animal origin, chemicals and therapeutic drugs

Clinical Chemistry: Lyophilized samples from human serum with added chemicals, purified biochemicals (human and animal tissue extracts) and stabilizers Therapeutic Drugs: Lyophilized samples from human serum with added constituents of animal origin, chemicals and therapeutic drugs

Urine Chemistry: Lyophilized samples from human urine with added pure chemicals and hormones

Hemoglobin: Lyophilized samples from human whole blood with added stabilizers and preservatives

Hematology: Liquefied samples from human erythrocytes, mammalian leukocytes and platelets with preservatives


CALA-Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation
Ken Middlebrook
310-1565 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z8R1
Phone Number: 613-233-5300
Fax Number: n/a
Email Address: kmiddlebrook@cala.ca
Website Address: www.cala.ca

PT Programs:

Major Ions, Ammonia, Metals, Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, Total Phosphorous, BOD, Turbidity, COD, Microbiology, Organochlorine Pesticides, PCB, PAHs, Metals (Air Filters), Trout LC50, Daphnia LC50, Microtox IC50, Cyanide, pH, THM/VOCs, Metals in Soil/Sediment, PAHs in Soil/Sediment, Mercury, OP Pesticides, Aryloxy Acid Pesticides, Phenolics, Glyphosate, Aldicarb, PHC in Soil, Residual Chlorine, Total Phenolics, Total Oil & Grease, VOCs (Soil)


CAPT-Compressed Air Proficiency Testing Program
Mike Carlson
TRI Air Testing
Phone Number: 703-846-0797
Fax Number: n/a
Email Address: mcarlson@airtesting.com
Website Address: n/a

PT Programs:

Protocol  O2(15-30%), CO


CCRL-Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory
Robin Haupt
4441 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704
Phone Number: 240-436-4800/240-436-4702
Fax Number: n/a
Email Address: rhaupt@ccrl.us
Website Address: www.astm.org/STATQA/ccrlpsp.htm

PT Programs:

Programs sponsored by ASTM C1 and coordinated with samples prepared at NIST, required by AASHTO:

Portland Cement – Physical, Chemical; Blended Cement – Physical, Chemical; Masonry Cement – Physical; Pozzoland Cement – Physical, Chemical; Concrete – Physical; Masonry Mortar – Physical; Concrete Masonry – Dimensional, Physical; Steel Reinforcing Bar – Dimensional, Physical


CTS-Collaborative Testing Services, Inc.
Box 650820, Sterling, VA   20165-0820
Phone Number: 571-434-1925
Fax Number: 571-434-1937
Email Address: info@cts-interlab.com, forensics@cts-interlab.com, color@cts-interlab.com, containerboard@cts-interlab.com, paper@cts-interlab.com, plastics@cts-interlab.com, metals@cts-interlab.com, rubber@cts-interlab.com, wine@cts-interlab.com, alp@cts-interlab.com
Website Address: www.collaborativetesting.com

PT Programs:

Forensics, Color and Appearance, Containerboard, Paper and Paperboard, Plastics, Fasteners and Metals, Rubber, Wine, and Agricultural Products.


Environmental Resource Associates, Inc
16341 Table Mountain Parkway
Golden, CO 80403
Phone: (303) 431-8454
Fax: 303-421-0159
Email: info@eraqc.com
Website: www.eraqc.com

PT Programs:

Drinking water, Non-potable water, Solids/Chemical Materials, Stationary Source Audit Samples, DMRQA, Air


Global Proficiency Ltd.
Address: PO Box 1335, Tullamarine Victoria 3043 Australia
PO Box 20474 Hamilton 3241 New Zealand
Phone Number: +61 3 8318 9014 (Australia)   +64 7 850 4483 (NZ)
Fax Number: +61 3 8318 9001 (Australia)   +64 7 850 4487 (NZ)
Email Address: n/a
Website Address: www.global-proficiency.com

PT Programs:

Environmental: Drinking water, Non-potable water, Sea Water, Pool Water; Soils, Plants

Microbiological: Dairy Products (various), Milk, Ice Cream; Food (Meat, Shellfish, Freeze Dried Organisms)

Chemical: Meat Paste, Meat and Bone Meal, Tallow, Edible Oils, Ice Cream, Wine)


HN Proficiency Testing Inc.
Henrik Nielsen
10219 Coral Reef Way, Indianapolis, IN 46256
Phone Number: 317-713-2988
Fax Number: n/a
Email Address: hsnielsen@hn-metrology.com
Website Address: www.hn-proficiency.com

PT Programs:

pH, Conductivity, Dimensional (1D, 2D, 3D – artifacts, standards, parts), Form, Thread Plugs, Thread Wires, Electrical (DC/Low Frequency – Current, Voltage, Resistance, Capacitance), Oscilloscopes, Process Calibrators, RF/Microwave (Attenuation, AM/FM/PM modulation, power), Mechanical (Pressure/Vacuum, Torque, Force, Durometers, Extensiometers, Strain Gages), Scales/Balances, Thermodynamics (Thermometers, Temperature Indicating Equipment, Environmental Monitoring, Blackbody/IR), Time/Frequency (Period, Time, Frequency)


IFM Quality Services Pty Ltd Henrik Nielsen
4/58 Stennett Road, Ingleburn, NSQ 2565 Australia
Phone Number: 612-961-8331
Fax Number: n/a
Email Address: ContactIFM@ifmqs.com.au
Website Address www.ifmqs.com.au

PT Programs:

Biological Testing on Food, Natural Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical Preparations, Waters & Beverages (freeze dried), Meat Testing Laboratories, Veterinary Diagnostics; Electrical Safety Tests & Measurements


Information and Quality Management, Emergencies, Operational Analytical Laboratories and Research Support, Environment Canada
Jayne Simser
867 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON L7S 1A1
Phone Number: 905-336-6299
Fax Number: n/a
Email Address: Jayne.Simser@ec.gc.ca
Website Address: www.ec.gc.ca/inre-nwri

PT Programs:

Rain and Soft Waters, Major Ions and Nutrients, Trace Elements in Water, Total Phosphorous (Water) Turbidity, Mercury in Water, Trace Elements in Sediment, Ammonia in Water, Full/Total/High Range Metals in Water, Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, Total Phosphorous in Water, BOD, COD, OC Pesticides-water, PCB-water, PAH-water,  PCB-oil, Trout-toxicity, Daphnia – toxicity, Microtox-toxicity, Cyanide, pH, BTEX/THM.VOC-water, PAH/PHC/BTEX-soil, Residual Chlorine-water, Low Level Phenol-water, PCBs-soil/sediment, VOCs- soil/sediment


Institut für Eignungsprüfung GmbH
IfEP GmbH – Institut für Eignungsprüfung, Daimler Str. 8,
D-45770Marl
Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Christian Weißmüller or Prof. Dr. Holger Frenz
Phone: (49) 0 700/4337 2255
Fax: 49 0 23 65/2090035
Email: ifep@online.de
Website: www.ifep.de

PT Programs:

Chemical/Analytics: Metals (Emission Spectroscopy), Plastics (FTIR, DSC, Hardness (Shore), Melt Index, Thermogravity, Textile glass/Mineral Filler, Viscosity)

Mechanical: Metals (Tensile/Yield/Elongation/Reduction in Area, Hardness (Rockwell), Impact (Charpy), Bending Corrosion/Salt Spray); Plastics (Tensile/Yield, Flexural Properties, Impact (Charpy), Density) Metallography

NDT: Ultrasonic, X-Ray, Density

Dimensional: CMM, Caliper


Lake Balance and Calibration Services
Contact: David Griffth
139 Union Street
Madison, OH 44057
Phone: (440) 428-3993
Fax: 440-428-2662
Email: n/a
Website: www.lakebalance.com

PT Programs:

Mechanical: Analytical balances, scales, mass


LIVSMEDELSVERKET (National Food Agency)
Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Christian Weißmüller or Prof. Dr. Holger Frenz
Box 622 SE-751 26
Uppsala, Sweden
Phone: (46) 18 17 55 00
Fax Number: 46 18 10 58 48
Email: livsmedelsverket@slv.se
Website: www.slv.se

PT Programs:

Microbiology: Drinking Water, Food (Food Chemistry: Terminated in 2012)


Quality Management Program-Laboratory Services
Jane Gun-Munro
250 Bloor St. E, Suite 1510, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4W1E6
Phone Number: 16-323-9540 X231
Fax Number: n/a
Email Address: ContactIFM@ifmqs.com.au
Website Address: www.ifmqs.com.au

PT Programs:

Microbiology, Chemistry, Genetics, POCT, Pathology, Transfusion Medicine


Miller & Weber, Inc.
Contact: Deanne Miller Emory
1637 George Street
Ridgewood, NJ 11385-5342
Phone: (718) 821-7110
Fax: 718-821-1673
Email: n/a
Website: www.millerwber.com

PT Programs:

Temperature: Thermometer

Mechanical: Specific Gravity Hydrometer


National Association for Proficiency Testing (NAPT)
4445 W 77th St., Suite 212, Edina, MN 55435
Contact: Charles Ellis
Phone: (952) 303-6126
Fax: 305-425-5728
E-mail: napt@proficiency.org
Website: www.proficiency.org


National Veterinary Services Laboratories
Dr. Elizabeth Lautner
1920 Dayton Avenue Ames, IA 50010
Phone Number: 515-663-7301
Fax Number: n/a
Email Address: n/a
Website Address: www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/lab_info_services/

PT Programs:

PCR (Avian Influenza, Swine Influenza, Avian Paramyxovirus type 1)


Newage Testing Instruments, Inc.
Michael Guglicelli
820 Pennsylvania Blvd., Feasterville, PA 19053
Phone Number: 800-806-3924
Fax Number: n/a
Email Address: newage.info@ametek.com
Website Address: http://www.hardnesstesters.com

PT Programs:

Rockwell Hardness, Brinnell Hardness, Vickers Hardness, Micro-Hardness (Vickers, Knoop)


NSI Solutions, Inc
Mark Hammersla
7212 ACC Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27617
Phone: (800) 237-7837
Fax: n/a
Email: mark.hammersla@NSI-ES.om
Website: www.nsi-es.com

PT Programs:

Drinking water, Non-potable water, Solids/Chemical Materials, DMRQA


New York State Department of Health Environmental Laboratory Approval Program
Contact: Kenneth Aldous
Wadsworth Center, Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12201-0509
Phone: (518) 474-7161
Fax: n/a
Email: aldous@wadsworth.org
Website: www.wadsworth.org

PT Programs:

Drinking water, Non-potable water, Solids/Chemical Materials, DMRQA, Air


Phenova a Phenomenex Company
Contact: Jason Campbell
6390 Joyce Drive #100
Golden, CO 80403
Phone: (866)-942-2978                               
Fax: (866)283-0269
Email: info@phenova.com
Website: www.phenova.com

PT Programs:

Drinking water, Non-potable water, Solids/Chemical Materials, DMRQA


Proficiency Testing Australia (PTA)
Contact: Ms. Frances Walton
Address: PO Box 7507, Silverwater
NSW 2128, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9736 8397 (1300 782 867)
Fax Number: 61 2 9743 6664
Email Address: ptaenquiry@pta.asn.au
Website Address: www.pta.asn.au

PT Programs:

Testing Programs:

Biological, Chemical, Construction Materials, Electrical, and Mechanical, Non-Destructive Measurement Programs (artifacts): Acoustic & Vibration, Electrical, Heat & Temperature, Physical & Dimensional Metrology, Optics & Radiometry

Calibration Proficiency Testing


Sapphire Proficiency Testing
7604 NW 6th Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Phone: (561) 542-2524
Fax: 561-999-1897
E-mail: sales@sapphire-testing.com
Website: www.sapphire-testing.com


Sigma Aldrich-RTC, Inc.
Main Contact: Jennifer Jones
Address: 2931 Soldier Springs Road
Laramie, WY 82070
Phone Number: (307) 721-5483
Fax Number: 307-745-7935
Email Address: jjones@RT-Corp.com
Website Address: www.rt-corp.com

PT Programs:

Environmental: Drinking water, Non-potable water, Solids/Chemical Materials, UST Water, UST Soils, DMRQA

Chemical: Pharmaceuticals

Biological: Microbiology


Signature Science, LLC
Diane Velleca, David Lewis
8329 North MoPac Expressway, Austin, TX 78759
Phone Number: 512-533-2011 (Velleca) 512-533-2003 (Lewis)
Fax Number: n/a
Email Address: dlewis@signaturescience.com
Website Address: www.signaturescience.com

PT Programs:

Chemical Warfare Agent-Related Chemicals, Toxic Industrial Chemicals/Toxic Industrial Materials, Explosives, Biological Pathogens and Select Toxins


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