Public Meeting | 9am Tuesday, 15 December 2020 

AQ Lab v3

Laboratory Facilities

As well as holding internationally recognised accreditation we undertake testing for national and international regulatory programs.

International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ)

International Accreditation New Zealand is the national authority for the accreditation of testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies and radiology services. IANZ accreditation is proof of our technical competence for regulators or specifiers, and that we are performing to international standards.

IANZ Website (external link)

International Co-operation

The International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) is a forum for international cooperation between the various laboratory and inspection body accreditation schemes operated throughout the world. Members of ILAC, including IANZ, are signatories to Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs), which allow for global acceptance of accredited test and inspection reports.

The aim of the international accreditation cooperation is to facilitate trade and ensure safety for consumers is realised through MRAs between accreditation authority members of ILAC, carried out in accordance with ILAC rules and procedures.

ILAC MRA and Signatories (external link)

Laboratory Testing Facilities

Auckland Laboratory, NZ

IANZ (NZS/ISO/IEC 17025) - Biological PDF (69 KB)

IANZ (NZS/ISO/IEC 17025) - Chemical PDF (71 KB)

IANZ (NZS/ISO/IEC 17025) – MPI Recognised Laboratory Programme PDF (73 KB)

MPI (Animal Products) – Notice of Recognition PDF (186 KB)

MPI (Wine) - Notice of Recognition PDF (249 KB)

MPI - Transitional Facility Certificate PDF (499 KB)

Medsafe - GMP Certificate PDF (793 KB)

CNAS - Laboratory Accreditation Certificate (English version) PDF (96 KB)

CNAS - Laboratory Accreditation Certificate (Chinese version) PDF (84 KB)

FDA Biotoxins

Please note, the Auckland Laboratory is continuously extending its scope of accreditation. Visit the IANZ website to view the most recent Schedules to the Certificates of Accreditation (external link)   

Wellington Laboratory, NZ

IANZ (NZS ISO/IEC 17025) - Chemical PDF (412 KB)

IANZ Recognised Laboratory Programme PDF (379 KB)

MPI Notice of Recognition - Recognised Laboratory PDF (109 KB)

MPI Transitional Facility Certificate PDF (41 KB)

Christchurch Laboratory, NZ

IANZ (NZS/ISO/IEC 17025) – Biological PDF (132 KB)

IANZ (NZS/ISO/IEC 17025) – MPI Recognised Laboratory Programme PDF (134 KB)

MPI (Animal Products) – Notice of Recognition PDF (169 KB)

For Christchurch Laboratory scope of accreditation visit the IANZ website to view the most recent Schedules to the Certificates of Accreditation (external link)

PestLab - Auckland, NZ

Register of MPI Approved Suppliers of Plant Pest Identification Services (external link)
IANZ (NZS/ISO/IEC 17025: 2005)

Plant Health Lab - Lincoln, NZ

Register of MPI Approved Suppliers of Plant Pest Identification Services (external link)
Approval as a transitional facility for biological products PDF (40 KB)
Approval as facilities for microorganisms and cell cultures PDF (41 KB)
Approval as facilities for invertebrates PDF (39 KB)

ISTA

AsureQuality Seed testing laboratories are verified by ISTA as technically competent to carry out seed testing procedures in accordance with the ISTA Rules. Accredited laboratories must show that they operate a quality management system fulfilling the requirements of the ISTA Laboratory Accreditation Standard.

ISTA achieves its vision of uniformity in seed testing world wide by producing internationally agreed rules for seed sampling and testing, accrediting laboratories, promoting research, and providing international seed analysis certificates, training and dissemination of knowledge in seed science and technology to facilitate seed trading nationally and internationally.

Palmerston North Seed Laboratory, NZ

ISTA PDF (65 KB)

Melbourne Seed Laboratory (Tullamarine), AUS - now trading as DTS

ISTA (external link)
Quarantine (AQIS) (external link)
AOSCA
Australian Domestic certification