Lextox Drug and Alcohol Testing, a member of SYNLAB UK and Ireland, today announced that it has maintained its ISO 17025 accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for a 10th consecutive year.
UKAS is the only national accreditation body which has been recognised by the government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. Accreditation demonstrates competency in testing and delivers confidence in the service of the testing laboratory.
In order to maintain the accreditation, Lextox was subject to a full assessment by UKAS accessors who carried out an in-depth evaluation of the quality management system, which goes beyond the laboratory and across all facets of the business.
Client Services and Acting Quality Manager Liam Feasey commented “Quality is much more than a set of approved procedures outlining tasks in the laboratory. It is a culture that, if you get it right, ensures a quality approach across all areas of the business. From the first call into our Client Managers requesting a quotation, to the issue of an Expert Report by our Reporting Scientists, clients benefit from a responsive service and reliable results”.
Lextox was the first independently owned UK laboratory at the time to attain ISO 17025 UKAS accreditation for hair alcohol testing. This 10th successful assessment means that Lextox continues to be accredited to test for a wide range of drugs and the alcohol markers in hair. The full list of substances that Lextox can detect in hair can be found here.
Feasey continued “Maintenance of our accreditation in our 10th year of trading is something to celebrate! It highlights our ongoing commitment to quality and the competency of our entire team”.
For more information about the importance of UKAS accreditation visit www.ukas.com. ISO 17025 UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory (No. 7516), Lextox’s full schedule of accreditation can be accessed here.