Updated: Oct-05-2020

General Information

Type of service provider
Testing laboratory
Physical postal address

Bogota, ,
Colombia

Phone number
+571 4758383
E-mail
Fernando.murcia [at] biotrendslab.com
Has the laboratory been accredited in any scopes?
Yes
Scopes of Accreditation
- Certificate of accreditation with ONAC under ISO-IEC 17027 Version 2017 with code 15-LAB-050 (Microbiological and physicochemical laboratory in food matrices, water and biodegradability)
- Resolution of accreditation with IDEAM (Physicochemical laboratory - waste water)
Accreditation body
Colombian National Accreditation Body (ONAC) 15-LAB-050
IDEAM (Resolution 0668 OF 2019)
Does the laboratory have other sites?
Yes
Other locations

Medellin, ,
Colombia

Personnel

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Head of Organization

CEO Name
Fernando Murcia Rubiano
CEO Phone
CEO E-mail
Fernando.murcia [at] biotrendslab.com

Total laboratory personnel

Total laboratory personnel
65
Male laboratory personnel
28
Female laboratory personnel
37

Technical personnel

Technical personnel total
38
Male technical personnel
21
Female technical personnel
17

Technical Information

Testing

Laboratory services offered
Chemical
Water / food
Environmental
Scope of services offered
Test object or product tested or matrices
Food for animal consumption
Food for human consumption (meat products, dairy products, poultry products, fruit and vegetable products, miscellaneous products, egg products, spices and seasonings) and raw milk
Test parameter/ properties measured
Mesophilic aerobic count
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Plate Count
Methods
P-LM-049: revision 03 of 2017-09-15. Horizontal method for counting microorganisms. Technique for counting colonies at 30 °C
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Food for animal consumption
Food for human consumption (meat products, dairy products, poultry products, fruit and vegetable products, miscellaneous products, egg products, spices and seasonings) and raw milk
Test parameter/ properties measured
Mesophilic aerobic count
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Plate Count
Methods
ISO 4833-1:2013
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Food for animal consumption
Food for human consumption (meat products, dairy products, poultry products, fruit and vegetable products, miscellaneous products, egg products, spices and seasonings, raw fish products, multi-component foods) and raw milk
Test parameter/ properties measured
Horizontal Method for the detection of Salmonella spp
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Absence / Presence
Methods
ISO 6579-1:2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Food for human consumption (meat products, dairy products, poultry products, fruit and vegetable products, miscellaneous products, egg products, spices and seasonings, raw fish products, multi-component foods) and raw milk
Test parameter/ properties measured
Horizontal method for the detection of Listeria monocytogenes
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Absence / Presence
Methods
ISO 11290-1:2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Food for animal consumption
Food for human consumption (meat products, dairy products, poultry products, fruit and vegetable products, miscellaneous products, egg products, spices and seasonings)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Horizontal Method for Coliform Counting
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Plate Count
Methods
ISO 4832:2006
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Food for animal consumption
Food for human consumption (meat products, dairy products, poultry products, fruit and vegetable products, miscellaneous products, egg products, spices and seasonings)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Horizontal method for counting Escherichia coli β-glucoronidase positive
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Plate Count
Methods
ISO 16649-2:2001
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
Participation in proficiency testing with the international provider LGC and participation in the National Institute of Health's PICCAP program
Does the laboratory sub-contract testing work to other laboratories?
No

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