Technical competence with ISO 17025 standard

At the beginning of January 2019, the High Throughput Sequencing-Unit and the Microarray Unit were accredited according to the international standard DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 which defines the competence requirements for testing and calibration laboratories. The compliance with ISO 17025 is secured through accreditation by a national accreditation body (DAkkS) and independent internal audits.

The DIN  ISO 17025 standard is applied to the following GPCF Services:

The current annex to our accreditation certificate contains the accredited parameters and can be downloaded here.

The key objectives of our quality management system include:

  • Ensuring the highest possible quality of the services we offer.
  • Objective proof of the quality and competence of the units according to international standards
  • Implementation of internal and external quality controls for quality assurance of laboratory procedures (e.g. carrying out standardised control samples and participation in proficiency-testing programs / lab comparison tests).
  • Shortest possible turnaround time for the analyses due to efficiently organized workflows.
  • All team members are highly qualified, undergo regular further training and are used to acting on their own responsibility.
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