Intercomparison test and Proficiency test, January – March 2018

In January 2018 Proftest SYKE carried out the intercomparison test between two laboratories for the analysis of BOD5 in natural water samples. The results of the Issyk-Kul regional SAEPF’s Laboratory  (Environment Monitoring Unit, Issyk-Kul Territorial Administration) were compared to the results analyzed by the Finnish expert accredited (EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005) laboratory selected by the provider (which was the second participant of the test).

On March 13, 2018 the Issyk-Kul regional SAEPF’s Laboratory received samples delivered to it for analyses within Proficiency test WW 04/2018 – Waste water I. In total, 60 laboratories participate in this proficiency test. The ingridientes covered by this proficiency test are BOD7, CODMn, CODCr, Suspended solids, TOC, Na, K, Ca and Mg. The preliminary result lists will be available on week 15 (9 – 13 April 2018) and the final report will be prepared in June 2018.

Participation in such kind of intercomparison tests and international proficiency tests allows laboratories increasing their capacity in terms of quality control and quality assurance.