Accreditation and Memberships

The output of laboratories is critical for those making decisions based on the data they produce. Poor data from laboratories leads to poor decisions which may have catastrophic personal or financial impacts on the people or organizations affected by those decisions. The competence of organizations to perform specific inspections, tests, measurements or calibrations should, therefore, be an issue of fundamental interest to both the clients of laboratories and their own management and staff.

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a voluntary, third party-reviewed process. As part of accreditation, a laboratory's quality management system is thoroughly evaluated on a regular basis to ensure continued technical competence and compliance with ISO/IEC 17025. Laboratory accreditation can only be granted by an accreditation body.

QuantiLAB is accredited for ISO/IEC 17025
through MAURITAS (view our certificate), the official accreditation body of MAURITIUS according to our schedule of accreditation detailing the parameters for which we are accredited.

ISO/IEC 17025 was first issued in 1999 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). It is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Laboratories that are accredited to this international standard have demonstrated that they are technically competent and able to produce precise and accurate test and/or calibration data.

MAURITAS (The Mauritius Accreditation Service) is the sole national authority in Mauritius for granting accreditation to conformity assessment bodies involved in calibration, testing, inspection and certification and is a member of ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation).

ILAC/G7

ILAC G7 documents detail the Accreditation Requirements and Operating Criteria for Horseracing Laboratories.

The purpose of this document is to provide: Part A: A compilation of test-method-related requirements for horseracing laboratories that accreditation bodies have submitted. Part B: Recommendations for establishing the presence of prohibited substances that have been agreed within the horseracing industry. Part C: Additional recommendations on compliance with an appropriate performance specification, and the adoption of harmonised definitions for terms commonly used by racing chemists.

QuantiLAB is accredited and assessed against this standard on an annual basis thereby ensuring that its equine/human toxicology testing is up to international industry standards.

Referee laboratory

QuantiLAB acts as reference laboratory for the analysis of both QC and B-samples for a number of reputable, international racing jurisdictions for both human and equine samples.

Our results and quality system have been called to legal witness on more than one occasion and as a result we have developed experience concerning the legal requirements for the analysis of forensic toxicology samples as well as the integrity of the chain of evidence.

Royal Society of Chemistry

Our Managing Director, Mr Bertrand Baudot is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The RSC is the world’s leading chemistry community with a mission to advance excellence in the chemical sciences.

Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) members

QuantiLAB has one professional and one affiliate member as part of its team.

The membership of the AORC consists of individuals, not laboratories, and is limited to those concerned with the detection of drugs in racing animals. The scope of each operation is defined by the drug control measures of the rules of racing in each jurisdiction served. From the inception of the AORC, its membership has been international. As the AORC is a member of the ARCI (Association of Racing Commissioners International), annual meetings are held in conjunction with other industry segments alternating every other year to an international venue.

Mauritius and by extension, QuantiLAB was host to the annual IFHA advisory council, AORC, IGSRV and FEI meetings as part of the ICRAV conference in September 2014.