A One-Stop Lab for Horse Diagnosis

Quality Standards

Our lab. Accredited and ISAG Rank 1


Scope: Veterinary Activities

Link: Portuguese Institute of Accreditation – L0687

Certificate: Nº L0687-1 - 14/08/2017

  • General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.
  • ISO 17025:2005 assures customers that the characterisation and purity testing (QC testing) protocols used in the laboratory services of Equigerminal are precise, accurate and have repeatability.
  • Customers use ISO 17025:2005 to confirm or recognise the competence of Equigerminal laboratory services will provide them consistent, reliable results.
  • ISO 17025:2005 allows customers to have confidence in the performance of Equigerminal laboratory services and can eliminate the need for time consuming, expensive supply audits.


Scope: Veterinary and Genetic test for Equines

Link: Certified Management System – 9108628430

Certificate: Nº0 01 08903 - 14/09/2018

  • Quality management system; reaffirms commitment to quality products, customer service and continued improvement.
  • Certifies a company’s Quality Management System. The company must demonstrate that products and/or services are developed, produced and distributed in accordance with the Quality Management System.
  • Assures customers that Equigerminal provides services and manufactures products in accordance with a sound Quality Management System.-
  • The Quality Management System involves official written procedures and training documentation. It also requires all complaints to be documented and corrective and/or preventative actions to be established.


R&D+I - NP4457:2007

Scope: Research, Development and Innovation of kits/tests for veterinary diagnostics

Link: Certified Management System – 9108628430

Certificate: Nº 4 06 10029 - 14/09/2018

  • NP 4457 standards is the Portuguese reference for quality research, development and innovation management.
  • Certification for this norm, guarantees that Equigerminal has hones the requisites of an effective management system for R&D+I, contributing to help achieve its innovation goals.In one hand, the system allows Equigerminal to keep up with technological development and identify opportunities of improvement.
  • On the other hand, it enables the company to systematise its R&D+I activities and make the best use of its know-how.


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

Certificate: Certificate nº22 - 17/08/2017


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.


*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%