Updated: Oct-05-2020

General Information

Type of service provider
Testing laboratory
Physical postal address

Bogota, ,
Colombia

Phone number
+57 6309945
E-mail
calidad [at] analquim.com
gerencia [at] analquim.com
Has the laboratory been accredited in any scopes?
Yes
Scopes of Accreditation
ISO 17025:2005
Accreditation body
National Accreditation Organization of Colombia - ONAC, Certificate 16-LAB-047
Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies - IDEAM, Resolution 0414 of May 07, 2019.
Does the laboratory have other sites?
No

Personnel

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Head of Organization

CEO Name
Piedad Gamboa Montealegre
CEO E-mail
gerencia [at] analquim.com

Total laboratory personnel

Total laboratory personnel
78
Male laboratory personnel
37
Female laboratory personnel
41

Technical personnel

Technical personnel total
29
Male technical personnel
12
Female technical personnel
17

Technical Information

Testing

Laboratory services offered
Water / food
Environmental
Other
Other testing laboratory services
Cosmetics, Toilet and Cleaning Products
Scope of services offered
Test object or product tested or matrices
Raw and Treated Water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Alkalinity
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Volumetric
Methods
SM 2320 B, 23rd Edition 2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Raw and Treated Water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Aluminum
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Spectrophotometric
Methods
SM 3500-Al B, 23rd Edition 2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Raw and Treated Water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total Organic Carbon
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Combustion
Methods
SM 5310B, 23rd Edition 2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Raw and Treated Water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Apparent Color
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Volumetric
Methods
SM 2120 B, 23rd Edition 2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Raw and Treated Water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Chlorides
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Volumetric
Methods
SM 4500-Cl B, 23rd Edition 2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Raw and Treated Water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total hardness
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Volumetric
Methods
SM 2340 C, 23rd Edition 2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Raw and Treated Water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Calcium
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Volumetric
Methods
SM 3500-Ca B, 23rd Edition 2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Raw and Treated Water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Magnesium
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Volumetric
Methods
SM 3500-Mg B, 23rd Edition 2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Raw and Treated Water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Fluorides
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Electrometer
Methods
SM 4500-F C, 23rd Edition 2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Raw and Treated Water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Nitrates
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Spectrophotometric
Methods
SM 4500-NO3 B, 23rd Edition 2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Raw and Treated Water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Nitrites
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Spectrophotometric
Methods
SM 4500-NO2 B, 23rd Edition 2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Raw and Treated Water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Phosphates
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Spectrophotometric
Methods
SM 4500-P D, 23rd Edition 2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Raw and Treated Water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Sulphates
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Spectrophotometric
Methods
SM 4500-SO42- E, 23rd Edition 2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Raw and Treated Water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Turbidity
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Nephelometric
Methods
SM 2130 B, 23rd Edition 2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Raw and Treated Water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total iron
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microwave-assisted digestion - Atomic absorption spectrophotometry with direct air-acetylene flame
Methods
SM 3030K, SM 3111B, 23rd Edition 2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Raw and Treated Water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total Manganese
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microwave-assisted digestion - Atomic absorption spectrophotometry with direct air-acetylene flame
Methods
SM 3030K, SM 3111B, 23rd Edition 2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Raw and Treated Water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total zinc
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microwave-assisted digestion - Atomic absorption spectrophotometry with direct air-acetylene flame
Methods
SM 3030K, SM 3111B, 23rd Edition 2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Raw and Treated Water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Molybdenum
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microwave Assisted Digestion - Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry
Methods
SM 3030K, SM 3113B, 23rd Edition 2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Does the laboratory conduct sampling, upon request of the client, of products to be tested?
Yes

Proficiency Testing

Does the lab participate in proficiency testing for accredited scopes
Yes
Does the lab participate in proficiency testing for non-accredited scopes
Yes
PT Scheme details
SIGMA ALDRICH for physicochemical tests
ERA for Physicochemical and Microbiological Testing
GLOBAL PROFICIENCY for Microbiological Tests
LGC (AQUACHECK) for physicochemical tests
LGC (QWAS) for Total Coliforms and E.coli
FAPAS for Giardia sp and Cryptosporidium sp
Does the laboratory sub-contract testing work to other laboratories?
Yes
Outsourced services
Metals by Atomic Absorption or Graphite Furnace for the treated water (drinking), raw water and waste water matrixes.
Documented policies, procedures and records for the qualification, assessing and monitoring of all outsourced services providers
Yes
Please specify in which type of document all these aspects are covered
Certificate of Accreditation of the subcontracted laboratory, Quotation for service provision (test method, technique, reference method and units of the result).

Quality Control / Quality Management

Does the lab operate an internal quality control (QC) system to ensure quality of test results?
Yes
Does the lab operate a management system (or Quality Management System) for assuring the quality of results?
Yes
Is the system documented in a Quality Manual?
Yes