Algal toxin proficiency program

Algal Toxin Proficiency Testing

Gold Standard Diagnostics' trusted Algal Toxin Proficiency Testing Program satisfies the increasing international demand for conformity assessment in the field of algal toxin analysis and provides an independent assessment of your laboratory’s performance, giving you confidence in your lab’s ability to deliver quality results to your customers as part of your overall testing program.


Our algal toxin proficiency testing program, with options for both ELISA and instrumental analysis, is offered at various times throughout year. (NOTE: Saxitoxin proficiencies are only offered for ELISA). General timing is provided below, for more specific information please contact us. 


For Drinking Water (Microcystins, Saxitoxin, Anatoxin-a & Cylindrospermopsin):

Registration close is end of January

Samples distributed to customers end of February

Sample results due back from participants end of March

Reports sent to customers mid-May

For Raw Source/Recreational Fresh Water (Microcystins, Saxitoxin, Anatoxin-a & Cylindrospermopsin):

Registration close is end of May

Samples distributed to customers end of June

Sample results due back from participants end of July

Reports sent to customers mid-September

For Marine Water (Saxitoxin only):

Registration close is end of May

Samples distributed to customers end of June

Sample results due back from participants end of July

Reports sent to customers mid-September


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