Proficiency testing - Microbiology

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Laboratories can objectively prove their analytical skills by participation in proficiency testing (PT) programs.

PT programs

The Swedish Food Agency has arranged proficiency testing programs for microbiology since 1981. The programs are approved by SWEDAC, the accreditation facility in Sweden, according to SS-EN ISO-IEC 17025 and SS-EN ISO-IEC 17043.

How a PT round works

  • Samples are sent out to laboratories that have registered for participation.
  • After analysis, participants report their results before a deadline.
  • The results are statistically analyzed and put together into a report which is published on the website.

Website - with login

Order follow-up samples

Documentation on our freeze-dried materials.

Reports

Year Food Drinking water
2022

Food January 2022

Food April 2022

Food October 2022

DW March 2022

DW September 2022

2021

Food January 2021

Food April 2021

Food October 2021

DW March 2021

DW September 2021

2020

Food January 2020

Food April 2020

Food October 2020

DW March 2020

DW September 2020

2019

Food January 2019

Food April 2019

Food October 2019

DW March 2019

DW September 2019

2018

Food January 2018

Food April 2018

Food October 2018

DW March 2018

DW September 2018

2017

Food January 2017

Food April 2017

Food October 2017

DW March 2017

DW September 2017

2016

Food January 2016

Food April 2016

Food October 2016

DW March 2016 

DW September 2016

2015

Food January 2015

Food April 2015

Food October 2015

DW March 2015

DW September 2015

2014

Food January 2014

Food April 2014

Food October 2014

DW March 2014

DW September 2014

2013

Food January 2013

Food April 2013

Food October 2013

DW March 2013

DW September 2013

2012

Food January 2012

Food April 2012

Food October 2012

DW March 2012

DW September 2012

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail:

We collect, process and store information about you/your laboratory in order to adminster your/your laboratory's order or samples from us. We also collect, process and store information to administer and evaluate your/your laboratory's participation in our PTs. The collected data will occasionally be used to send out various relevant information to you/your laboratory, or to ask for participation in surveys. Exceptionally, anonymised information may be shared with a third party at our discretion.

Reviewed 2022-08-11