The significance of accreditation
Accreditation consists in the official recognition of the suitability and conformity of a laboratory to carry out specific tests or certain types of tests. Article n. 12 of Law n. 132/2016 concerns the “National network of accredited laboratories“, adapted to the UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025 standard, states the general requirements of competence, independence, impartiality and the regular and consistent functioning of testing laboratories.
Each country in Europe must nominate its own unique accreditation body connected to the international networks of Accreditation Bodies,
in according to the European Regulation 765/2008. ACCREDIA, is the Italian accreditation body certifying the competence, independence and impartiality of bodies certification, inspection, verification, and testing and calibration laboratories.
The accreditation bodies, independent and representative of all interested parties, guarantee users, about the competence, independence and impartiality of accredited testing laboratories in carrying out the required analysis, through specific technical checks and inspections. Testing laboratories are accredited for each single test subjected to accreditation bodies control, and not for the entire laboratory analytical activities.
MEM_LIP1 analytical procedure
Scientific and analytical approach has always been Lipinutragen’s distinctive tract. In the Lipidomic Laboratory, the Lipinutragen Team developed the Membrane Lipidomic Analysis of Mature Erythrocyte by a very accurate, repeatable and reliable analytical process, called MEM_LIP1, implementing an automated procedure through our robotic equipment, one of a kind in the world, that starts from the blood sample in EDTA performing isolation of the cell membrane of mature red blood cell and work-up ensuring the control of all operations and the best performance of the fatty acids quantification as analytical response.
The accreditation process of the Lipidomic Laboratory
In 2020, MEM_LIP1 obtained the accreditation (accreditation n. 1836L) from the Italian Accreditation Body (ACCREDIA) in accordance with the UNI CEI EN ISO / IEC 17025:2018 working in compliance with the “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories“. This method provides the reliable fatty acid quantification of mature erythrocyte membrane, isolated from EDTA-treated human blood samples.