Proficiency Test Rounds Now Available
We now have Proficiency Test kits for Scheduled and On Demand rounds (click on the names to find out more).
In November 2017 we were awarded accreditation to “ISO/IEC 17043:2010 Conformity assessment — General requirements for proficiency testing” for our Biological Materials Scheme (for identification of blood, semen and saliva on swatches of material and exhibits). You can see the scope of the accreditation on the UKAS website: Forensic Proficiency Testing Services ISO 17043 Accreditation.
Scheduled Rounds are available for a fixed time only, with a deadline to return your results. Our report of your performance will include an inter-laboratory comparison of all other participants (anonymised).
We are currently designing a Body Fluids on Items scheduled round to include individual tests for blood, semen and saliva. Watch this space or click here to register your details and receive an update when the tests go on sale.
We also continue to provide bespoke biology proficiency tests based on your precise requirements. Please contact us if you require further information or are considering your own bespoke test.
Our current scheduled round for Digital Forensics is complete with the results to be released to participants by 31 January 2020. The next scheduled round will take place in May 2020, please come back in February to review and order.
On Demand Rounds
On-Demand Rounds are available over a much longer period. They are also ideal for internal training, competency testing and validation exercises.
Mobile Phone Data
This kit consists of a USB flash drive containing files extracted from 2 different mobile phones, plus other supporting files. Two different kits are available in this Round offering Standard and Enhanced options, reflecting different types of operations undertaken in digital forensics labs.
Bespoke Proficiency Tests
We offer a Bespoke Proficiency Test service, where we design and manage a Proficiency or Competency Test Round according to your own requirements. We can offer closed rounds for you to run in-house only, or we can invite other interested organisations to also take part so that we have the chance of producing a meaningful Inter-Laboratory Comparison report.
For more information and to discuss your requirements, please contact FPTS.
Validation / Training / Competency Testing Kits
Some of the FPTS products are ideal for organisations carrying our validation, training or competency testing. For example, our Biology Scheme: “Identification of body fluids on swatches of material”.
We can supply many of the FPTS products as validation, training, competency testing items. Many of these can be tailored to your own needs, frequency, etc. Please contact FPTS if you wish to discuss this in more detail and to see how we can assist you.