A One-Stop Lab for Horse Diagnosis

Quality Standards

Our lab. Quality ISO standards and ISAG Rank 1

Our services follow quality ISO standards, that require high qualification of technicians, equipment and procedures to ensure the accuracy, reliability and traceability of results. Your analysis is performed under ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17025:2017 quality standards.

Recognised as a National Reference Laboratory for horse diseases.

International Society of Animal Genetics - ISAG -awarded Rank 1, since 2015,  for Horse Genetic Parentage Testing.

 

ISO 17025:2017

Scope: Veterinary Activities

Link: Portuguese Institute od Accreditation - L0687

Certificate: Nº L0687-1 - 14/08/2017

  • General requirements for the competence of testing an calibration laboratories.
  • ISO 17025:2017 assures customers that the characterisation and purity testing (QC testing) protocols used in the laboratory services of Equigerminal are precise, accurate and have repeatibility.
  • Costumers use ISO 17025:2017 to confirm or recognise the competence of Equigerminal laboratory services will provide them consistent, reliable results.
  • ISO 17025:2017 allows costumers to have confidence in the performance of Equigerminal services and can eliminate the need for time consuming, expensive supply audits.

DGAV

Equigerminal is recognised as a National Reference Laboratory for horse diseases by the Portuguese National Authority for Animal Health (DGAV).

Certificate: Certificate nº22 - 17/08/2017

100% accuracy - International Proficiency Testing 

Equigerminal has an excellent track record (since 2013) in International Proficiency testing/ comparison tests networks, such as VETQAS, QCMD and ISAG with accuracy results of  100%.

VETQAS

Proficiency testing for veterinary laboratories

Vetqas is APHA’s independent, accredited, proficiency testing (PT) service provided by the APHA’s Quality Assurance Unit (QAU). Recognised by national accreditation bodies, it is ISO/IEC 17043 accredited and is a market leader in the provision of PT schemes for veterinary laboratories. 

Certificate of Participation Accuracy
Certificate of Participation – VETQAS (2013-2014) 100%
Certificate of Participation – VETQAS (2014-2015) 100%
Certificate of Participation – VETQAS (2015-2016) 100%
Certificate of Participation – VETQAS (2016-2017) 100%
Certificate of Participation – VETQAS (2017-2018) 100%
Certificate of Participation - VETQAS (2020-2021) 100%

QMCD 

Quality Control for Molecular Diagnostics

Quality Control for Molecular Diagnostics (QCMD) is an independent International External Quality Assessment (EQA) / Proficiency Testing (PT) organisation. QCMD provides a wide-ranging quality assessment services primarily focused on molecular infectious diseases to over 2000 participants in over 100 countries.

Certificate of Participation Accuracy
Certificate of Participation – QCMD 2014 – Influenza Virus A & B 100%
Certificate of Participation - QCMD 2020 - Coronavirus Outbreak Preparedness EQA Pilot Study (CVOP20) 100%

ISAG 

International Society for Animal Genetics

The International Society and the International Foundation for Animal Genetics (ISAG and IFAG) evolved from a series of annual workshops for comparing methods for detecting red cell antigens and variants of proteins to a organization focusing on basic and applied research on molecular genetics. 

 Equigerminal is awarded Rank 1* by the International Society of Animal Genetics (ISAG) since 2015,  for Horse Genetic Parentage Testing - International Horse (Eqqus caballus) STR DNA Typing Comparison Test.

 

International Horse (Eqqus caballus) STR DNA Typing Comparison Test

Certificate of Participation Accuracy
Certificate of Participation – ISAG – HCT (2015-2016) Rank 1
Certificate of Participation – ISAG – HCT (2016-2017) Rank 1
Certificate of Participation – ISAG – HCT (2018-2019) Rank 1
Absolute genotyping Accuracy  Rank 1: 100%-98%; Rank 2: 97,9%-95%; Rank 3: 94,9%-90%; Rank 4: 89,9%-80%; Rank 5: Below 80%