ISO 17025 accredited laboratory analysis

Your needs: to cooperate with a competent laboratory having ISO 17025 accreditation

What is the ISO 17025 standard?

The ISO/IEC 17025:2005 specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling.

It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods.

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is for use by laboratories in developing their management system for quality, administrative and technical operations. Laboratory customers, regulatory authorities and accreditation bodies may also use it in confirming or recognizing the competence of laboratories. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is not intended to be used as the basis for certification of laboratories.

Our solution: to provide reliable analytical services while complying with the ISO 17025 standard

Our laboratory services

FILAB laboratory provides expert chemical analysis services with high added value, some of which are carried out under ISO 17025 accreditation.

FILAB relies on its experience and cutting-edge analytical fleet to provide its industrial clients with reliable analytical services, in line with the requirements stated in the ISO 17025 standard:

  • Chemical analysis in a laboratory
  • Material characterization
  • Quality control in a laboratory
  • Analytical laboratory

A few examples of possible applications in various fields:

  • Medical Devices:

FILAB is the first French laboratory to receive ISO 17025 accreditation for the analysis of inorganic residue found on medical devices and the analysis of the THC and TOC content of Medical Devices in accordance with the ISO 19227 standard as well as for the chemical characterization of materials in accordance with the ISO 10993-18 standard.

  • Cosmetics: 

FILAB laboratory is ISO 17025 accredited for the analysis of heavy metal content in cosmetic products

  • Pharmaceuticals: 

FILAB is the only French laboratory to have ISO 17025 accreditation for the analysis of elemental impurities in pharmaceutical matrices.

  • Environmental Science: 

FILAB has multiple accreditations for physicochemical analysis of water (LAB GTA 05) and soil (134) samples, as well as for sampling water in order to perform physicochemical analysis (LAB GTA 29)

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

COFRAC, or the French Accreditation Committee, is responsible for recognising the technical competence of conformity assessment bodies (laboratories, certification bodies, etc.) in France. COFRAC is responsible for accrediting these bodies in accordance with current international standards and benchmarks in order to guarantee their impartiality, independence and reliability. COFRAC accreditation gives customers of accredited bodies confidence in the quality of the services provided. COFRAC also plays an important role in promoting accreditation among companies, public authorities and the general public.

It is important to choose a laboratory that is COFRAC accredited to ISO 17025 because this standard defines the requirements for the technical competence and impartiality of testing and calibration laboratories. COFRAC ISO 17025 accreditation therefore guarantees that the laboratory has been assessed and recognised for its ability to carry out tests and calibrations in the fields covered by its scope of accreditation, in compliance with the requirements of the standard. Choosing a COFRAC ISO 17025 accredited laboratory therefore ensures that the results provided by the laboratory are reliable, accurate and relevant to the needs of the user. In addition, COFRAC ISO 17025 accreditation is recognition of the laboratory's competence at international level, which can facilitate recognition of test or calibration results abroad.

There are several ways of checking the validity of a laboratory's COFRAC ISO 17025 accreditation. Here are a few steps to follow:

Check for an accreditation certificate: the COFRAC-accredited laboratory must be able to provide a valid accreditation certificate, which indicates the scope of accreditation and the period of validity.
View the Filab accreditation certificate.

Consult the list of accredited bodies: COFRAC publishes a list of accredited bodies on its website. You can use the search engine on the website to check whether the laboratory is on the list.

Identify the scope of accreditation: the scope of accreditation is important because it specifies the tests or calibrations for which the laboratory has been assessed. It is therefore important to identify whether the laboratory's scope of accreditation actually covers the tests or calibrations for which you want to use its services.

Check the period of validity: it is important to check that the accreditation is still valid and has not expired in the meantime. The period of validity is specified on the accreditation certificate.

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