Laboratoire National de Santé Publique (LNSP)

Updated: Aug-29-2020

General Information

Type of service provider
Testing laboratory
Physical postal address

Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso

Phone number
+226 25373131/+226 25373232/ +226 25372430
E-mail
secret.dg.lnsp [at] gmail.com
Has the laboratory been accredited in any scopes?
No
Does the laboratory have other sites?
Yes
Other locations

Bobo-Dioulasso
Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso

Personnel

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Head of Organization

CEO Name
Elie Kabre
CEO Phone
CEO E-mail
elie.kabre [at] gmail.com

Total laboratory personnel

Total laboratory personnel
210
Male laboratory personnel
131
Female laboratory personnel
79

Technical personnel

Technical personnel total
143
Male technical personnel
97
Female technical personnel
46

Technical Information

Testing

Laboratory services offered
Biological
Chemical
Water / food
Environmental
Scope of services offered
Test object or product tested or matrices
Edible oils and fats
Test parameter/ properties measured
Acid index / Acidity
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Titrimetry
Methods
ISO 660 : 1996(F)
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Edible oils and fats
Test parameter/ properties measured
Peroxide index
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Titrimetry
Methods
ISO 3960: 1998(F)
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Edible oils and fats
Test parameter/ properties measured
Volatile matter at 105 ° C
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Oven
Methods
ISO 662
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Edible oils and fats
Test parameter/ properties measured
Research of mineral oils
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Titrimetry
Methods
AOAC: 945.102, 17th ed
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Edible oils and fats
Test parameter/ properties measured
Traces of soap
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Titrimetry
Methods
Internal method: from the Manual of Analysis of Oil Mills of the French Development Company
Textile (CFDT)
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Edible oils and fats
Test parameter/ properties measured
Insoluble impurities
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Titrimetry
Methods
ISO 663
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Edible oils and fats
Test parameter/ properties measured
Saponification value
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Titrimetry
Methods
ISO 3657
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Oleaginous (Sesame, shea almonds, mahogany almonds, etc) and leguminous (cowpeas, lentils, etc.)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Moisture
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Weighing
Methods
NBF 01 -087 : 2009
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Oleaginous (Sesame, shea almonds, mahogany almonds, etc) and leguminous (cowpeas, lentils, etc.)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Fatty substances
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Soxhlet
Methods
Official method, French JO, August 1994
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Oleaginous (Sesame, shea almonds, mahogany almonds, etc) and leguminous (cowpeas, lentils, etc.)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Acidity
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Titrimetry
Methods
ISO 660 : 1996(F)
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Oleaginous (Sesame, shea almonds, mahogany almonds, etc) and leguminous (cowpeas, lentils, etc.)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Physical specifications
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Weighing
Methods
NBF 01-84 :2009
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Oleaginous (Sesame, shea almonds, mahogany almonds, etc) and leguminous (cowpeas, lentils, etc.)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Aflatoxines B 1, B 2, G 1, G 2
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Fluorescence HPLC
Methods
ISO 16050
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereals (rice, corn, sorghum, mil, etc.)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Moisture
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Weighing
Methods
NBF 01 -087 : 2009
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereals (rice, corn, sorghum, mil, etc.)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Physical specifications
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Weighing
Methods
NBF 01-84 :2009
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereals (rice, corn, sorghum, mil, etc.)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Aflatoxins B 1, B 2, G 1, G 2
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Fluorescence HPLC and LC-MS
Methods
ISO 16050
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereals (rice, corn, sorghum, mil, etc.)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Ochratoxin A
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Fluorescence HPLC
Methods
ISO 15141-2 of 15/10/1998
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereals (rice, corn, sorghum, mil, etc.)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Heavy metals (As, Hg, Pb, Cd)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Furnace Atomic Absorption
Methods
In-house method
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereal products (Flour, couscous, pasta, etc.)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Moisture
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Weighing
Methods
NBF 01 -087 : 2009
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereal products (Flour, couscous, pasta, etc.)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Fatty acidity
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Titrimetry
Methods
NBF 01-115:2009
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereal products (Flour, couscous, pasta, etc.)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Ash content
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Oven
Methods
NF V03-720:1981
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereal products (Flour, couscous, pasta, etc.)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Ochratoxin A
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Fluorescence HPLC and LC/MS
Methods
ISO 15141-2 of 15/10/1998
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereal products (Flour, couscous, pasta, etc.)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Aflatoxin B 1, B 2, G 1, G 2
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Fluorescence HPLC and LC/MS
Methods
ISO 16050
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereal products (Flour, couscous, pasta, etc.)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Heavy metals (As, Hg, Pb, Cd)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Furnace Atomic Absorption
Methods
In-house method
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereal products (Flour, couscous, pasta, etc.)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Iron, zinc for flours enriched with these elements
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Flame atomic absorption
Methods
In-house method
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Milk, milk powder and dairy products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Aflatoxin M 1
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Fluorescence HPLC and LC/MS
Methods
ISO 14501 FIL 171 second edition 15/10/2007
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Milk, milk powder and dairy products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Dry extract
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Weighing
Methods
NBF 01-163 :2009
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Milk, milk powder and dairy products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Fatty substances
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Soxhlet
Methods
Official method, French JO, August 1994
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Milk, milk powder and dairy products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Proteine
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Kjeldahl
Methods
Official method, French JO, August 1994
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Milk, milk powder and dairy products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Heavy metals (As, Hg, Pb, Cd)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Furnace Atomic Absorption
Methods
In-house method
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Milk, milk powder and dairy products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Veterinary drug residues (β-lactams)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
HPLC with UV or DAD detector, UV visible and IR spectrophometer, LC/MS, Dissolution test
Methods
European Pharmacopoeia
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Highly alcoholic drinks (liqueurs, aperitifs, brandy)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Sensory analysis
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Glassware
Methods
Sensory method
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Highly alcoholic drinks (liqueurs, aperitifs, brandy)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Alcoholic degree
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Distiller
Methods
AOAC: 957.03, 17th ed
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Highly alcoholic drinks (liqueurs, aperitifs, brandy)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total acidity
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Titrimetry
Methods
AOAC : 945.08, 17th ed
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Highly alcoholic drinks (liqueurs, aperitifs, brandy)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Methanol and higher alcohols
Type of test/ instrumentation used
GC-FID
Methods
OIV-MA-BS-14 : R2009
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Non-alcoholic drinks
Test parameter/ properties measured
Sensory analysis
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Glassware
Methods
Sensory method
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Non-alcoholic drinks
Test parameter/ properties measured
pH
Type of test/ instrumentation used
pHmeter
Methods
NF EN 1132 December 1994
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Non-alcoholic drinks
Test parameter/ properties measured
Degrees Brix
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Refractometer
Methods
FIJU N°8
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Non-alcoholic drinks
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total acidity
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Titrimetry
Methods
NF V05-101
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Beers and wines
Test parameter/ properties measured
Sensory analysis
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Glassware
Methods
Sensory method
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Beers and wines
Test parameter/ properties measured
Alcoholic degree
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Distiller
Methods
AOAC: 957.03, 17th edition
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Beers and wines
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total acidity
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Titrimetry
Methods
AOAC : 945.08, 17th ed
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Salt
Test parameter/ properties measured
Iodine content
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Titrimetry
Methods
AOAC : 2000
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Salt
Test parameter/ properties measured
Moisture
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Weighing
Methods
NBF 01 -087 : 2009
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Salt
Test parameter/ properties measured
Heavy metals (As, Hg, Pb, Cd)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Furnace Atomic Absorption
Methods
In-house method
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Search for germs in food products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Microorganisms at 30 °C
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: oven, incubator
Methods
NF ISO 4833 : 2003
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Search for germs in food products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Coliforms
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: oven, incubator
Methods
NF ISO 4832:1991
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Search for germs in food products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Thermotolerant coliforms
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: oven, incubator
Methods
NF V 08-017:1980
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Search for germs in food products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Escherichia coli
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: oven, incubator
Methods
NF V 08-017:1980
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Search for germs in food products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Salmonella spp
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: oven, incubator
Methods
NF V 08-6579:2002
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Search for germs in food products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Coagulase-positive staphylococcus
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: oven, incubator
Methods
NF ISO 6888-1 : 1999
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Search for germs in food products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Anaerobic sulfite-reducing bacteria
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: oven, incubator
Methods
NF ISO-15213 : 2003
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Search for germs in food products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Listeria monocytogenes
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: oven, incubator
Methods
NF EN ISO 11290-1: 1997
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Search for germs in food products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Clostridium perfringens
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: oven, incubator
Methods
NF ISO-7937 : 1997
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Search for germs in food products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Bacillus cereus
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: oven, incubator
Methods
NF ISO-7932 : 1993
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Search for germs in food products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Yeasts and molds
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: oven, incubator
Methods
NF ISO7954 : 1988
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Search for pesticide residues in food products (cereals, dairy products, oil, etc.), phytodrugs, water, soil, etc.
Test parameter/ properties measured
Pesticide residues (organochlorines, organophosphates, synthetic pyrethroids, carbamates, neonicotinoids)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Gas chromatography with electron capture micro detector (GC/µECD), GC with nitrogen phosphorus detector (GC/NPD), GC with flame photometry detector (GC/FPD), GC coupled with mass spectrometry (GC/MS),
high-performance liquid chromatography with diode-array detector (HPLC/DAD)
Methods
Standard method QuEChERS NF EN 15662
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
pH
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry: pH meter WTW
Methods
NF T 90-008 ; 2001
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Conductivity
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry: WTW Conductivity meter
Methods
NF EN 27888
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Turbidity
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry: Turbidimeter hach 2100Q is
Methods
NF EN ISO 7027 ; 2000
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Dissolved oxygen
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry: WTW Oximeter
Methods
NF EN 25814
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Salinity (TDS)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry: salinity (TDS)/ Multi parameter WTW
Methods
NF EN 27888
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Dry residues/ Volumetry
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry dry residues/ Volumetry
Methods
NF T 90-029
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Residual free chlorine
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry Volumetry
Methods
NF EN ISO 7393-1
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Active chlorine
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry Volumetry
Methods
In-house method
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total Chlorine
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry Volumetry
Methods
NF EN ISO 7393-1
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total Alkalinity
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry Volumetry
Methods
NF EN ISO 9963-2
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Carbonate alkalinity
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry Volumetry
Methods
NF EN ISO 9963-1
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Hydrometric title (hardness)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry Volumetry
Methods
NF T 90-003
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Calcium Title
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry Volumetry
Methods
NF EN ISO 7980
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Oxidability to permanganate
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry Volumetry
Methods
NF EN ISO 8467
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Magnesium
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry Volumetry
Methods
NF EN ISO 7980
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Sulfates
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry Volumetry DR Hach 3900
Methods
Méthode 8051 HACH
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Nitrites
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry/ DR Hach 3900
Methods
Method 8507 HACH
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Nitrates
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry/ DR Hach 3900
Methods
Method 8171 HACH
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Chlorides
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry/Volumetry
Methods
NF ISO 9297 ; 2000
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Fluorides
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry/ DR Hach 3900
Methods
Method 8029 HACH
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Silica
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry/ DR Hach 3900
Methods
Method 8185 HACH
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Phosphates
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry/ DR Hach 3900
Methods
Method 8048 HACH
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Ammonium
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry/ DR Hach 3900
Methods
Method 8155 HACH
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total iron
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physico-chemistry/ DR Hach 3900
Methods
Method 8008 HACH
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total germs at 37°C
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: Total germ count at 37°C
Methods
NF EN ISO 6222 ; 1999
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total germs at 22°C
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: Total germ count at 22°C
Methods
NF EN ISO 6222 ; 1999
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total coliforms
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: Filtration ramp, Ovens, PSM
Methods
NF T 90-414 ; 1999
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Thermotolerant coliforms
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: Filtration ramp, Ovens, PSM
Methods
NF T 90-414 ; 2000
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
E. coli
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: Filtration ramp, Ovens, PSM
Methods
NF T 90-414 ; 2000
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Intestinal enterococci
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: Filtration ramp, Ovens, PSM
Methods
SO 7899-2 ; 2000
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Spores of sulfito-reducing anaerobic bacteria and clostridium
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: Filtration ramp, Ovens, PSM
Methods
NF T 90-417 ; 1993
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Pathogenic Staphylococci
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: Filtration ramp, Ovens, PSM
Methods
NF T 90-421
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Salmonella
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: Filtration ramp, Ovens, PSM
Methods
J. Rodier 8th Edition
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microbiology: Filtration ramp, Ovens, PSM
Methods
NF T 90-421;1989
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, etc.)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Furnace atomic absorption spectrometry
Methods
In-house method
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, etc.)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Flame atomic absorption spectrometry
Methods
In-house method
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water, surface water and waste water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, etc.)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
Methods
In-house method
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Residual free chlorine
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physicochemistry Volumetry
Methods
NF EN ISO 7393-1
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Active chlorine
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physicochemistry Volumetry
Methods
In-house method
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total Chlorine
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physicochemistry Volumetry
Methods
NF EN ISO 7393-1
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Bleach
Test parameter/ properties measured
pH
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physicochemistry Volumetry
Methods
NF T 90-008 ; 2001
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Bleach
Test parameter/ properties measured
Chlorometric degree
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Physicochemistry Volumetry
Methods
NF EN ISO 7393-3
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Dosimetry of ionizing radiation on exposed persons
Test parameter/ properties measured
Hp (0.7) and Hp (10)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Harshaw 6600plus and Harshaw 4500
Methods
AIEA-BSS115
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Research and dosage of psychoactive substances: Urine
Test parameter/ properties measured
Psychoactive substances multi 5 (Amphetamine, Cocaine, Metamphetamine, Morphine/Opiates, Cannabinoids)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT): Cassette
Methods
Reference Nal vonminden Drug-Screen: 5TD
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Research and dosage of psychoactive substances: Urine
Test parameter/ properties measured
Psychoactive substances multi 8: (Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Ecstasy (3,4-Methylenedioxyamphetamine), Morphine/Opiates, Cocaine, Cannabinoids, Benzodiazepine, Methadone)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT): Cassette
Methods
Reference Nal vonminden Drug-Screen: 8TE
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Research and dosage of psychoactive substances: Urine
Test parameter/ properties measured
Psychoactive substances multi 12: (Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Buprenorphine, Benzodiazepine, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Ecstasy (3,4-Methylenedioxyamphetamine), Methamphetamine, Morphine/Opiates, Methadone, Tricyclic antidepressants, Cannabinoids)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT): Cassette
Methods
Reference Nal vonminden Drug-Screen: 12TE
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Research and dosage of psychoactive substances: Urine
Test parameter/ properties measured
Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Buprenorphine, Benzodiazepine, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Ecstasy (3,4 Methylenedioxyamphetamine), Methamphetamine, Morphine/Opiates, Methadone, Tricyclic antidepressants, Cannabinoids, etc.
Type of test/ instrumentation used
High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC/DAD)
Methods
In-house method from Clarke version 2004
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Research and dosage of psychoactive substances: Urine
Test parameter/ properties measured
Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Buprenorphine, Benzodiazepine, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Ecstasy (3,4 Methylenedioxyamphetamine), Methamphetamine, Morphine/Opiates, Methadone, Tricyclic antidepressants, Cannabinoids, etc.
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC/MS)
Methods
In-house method
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Research and dosage of psychoactive substances: Blood
Test parameter/ properties measured
Psychoactive substances multi 5 (Amphetamine, Cocaine, Morphine/Opiates, Metamphetamine, Cannabinoids)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT): Cassette
Methods
Reference Nal vonminden Drug-Screen: 5XA
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Research and dosage of psychoactive substances: Blood
Test parameter/ properties measured
Psychoactive substances multi 8: (Amphetamine, Cocaine, Morphine/Opiates, Metamphetamine, Cannabinoids, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepine, Tricyclic antidepressants)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT): Cassette
Methods
Référence Nal vonminden Drug-Screen : 8XA
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Research and dosage of psychoactive substances: Non-biological products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Buprenorphine, Benzodiazepine, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Ecstasy (3,4 Methylenedioxyamphetamine), Methamphetamine, Morphine/Opiates, Methadone, Tricyclic antidepressants, Cannabinoids, etc.
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT): Cassette
Methods
Nal von minden Drug-Screen Trace detect
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Research and dosage of psychoactive substances: Non-biological products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Buprenorphine, Benzodiazepine, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Ecstasy (3,4 Methylenedioxyamphetamine), Methamphetamine, Morphine/Opiates, Methadone, Tricyclic antidepressants, Cannabinoids, etc.
Type of test/ instrumentation used
High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC/DAD)
Methods
Internal method from the Clarke version of 2004
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Research and dosage of psychoactive substances: Non-biological products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Buprenorphine, Benzodiazepine, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Ecstasy (3,4 Methylenedioxyamphetamine), Methamphetamine, Morphine/Opiates, Methadone, Tricyclic antidepressants, Cannabinoids, etc.
Type of test/ instrumentation used
CG/MS
Methods
In-house method
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Compliance monitoring: Tobacco products (cigarettes)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Nicotine
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Gas Chromatograph (GC) Agilent 6890N
Methods
ISO 10315
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Compliance monitoring: Tobacco products (cigarettes)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Tar
Type of test/ instrumentation used
CPG Agilent 6890 N
Methods
ISO 4387
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Compliance monitoring: Tobacco products (cigarettes)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Carbon monoxide
Type of test/ instrumentation used
CO Analyzer
Methods
ISO 8454
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Compliance monitoring: Tobacco products (cigarettes)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Humectants :Glycerol, Propylene glycol, Triethylene glycol
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Gas Chromatograph (GC) Agilent 6890N
Methods
WHO/TobLabNet/SOP06 method
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Control of pesticide formulations
Test parameter/ properties measured
Organochlorines, Organophosphates, Synthetic pyrethroids, Carbamates, Neonicotinoids
Type of test/ instrumentation used
GC-uECD, GC-NPD, GC-FID, HPLC-DAD
Methods
Collaborative International Pesticides Analytical Council (CIPAC)
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drugs
Test parameter/ properties measured
Identification
Type of test/ instrumentation used
HPLC (DAD, UV-visible), UV visible spectrophotometer, FTIR
Methods
Pharmacopoeias: Phar Inter; Phar. Eur. USP; BP
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drugs
Test parameter/ properties measured
Uniformity of content dosage
Type of test/ instrumentation used
HPLC (DAD, UV-visible), UV visible spectrophotometer, density meter DMA 500
Methods
Pharmacopoeias: Phar Inter; Phar. Eur. USP; BP
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drugs
Test parameter/ properties measured
Dissolution
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Dissolution test and HPLC or UV
Methods
Pharmacopoeias: Phar Inter; Phar. Eur. USP; BP
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drugs
Test parameter/ properties measured
Search for bacterial endotoxins
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Microplate reader (ELISA)
Methods
Pharmacopoeias: Phar Inter; Phar. Eur. USP; BP
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drugs
Test parameter/ properties measured
Disaggregation
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Disaggregation equipment
Methods
Pharmacopoeias: Phar Inter; Phar. Eur. USP; BP
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drugs
Test parameter/ properties measured
Loss on drying
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Oven
Methods
Pharmacopoeias: Phar Inter; Phar. Eur. USP; BP
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drugs
Test parameter/ properties measured
Mass uniformity
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Analytical scale
Methods
Pharmacopoeias: Phar Inter; Phar. Eur. USP; BP
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drugs
Test parameter/ properties measured
Enumeration, activity testing
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Hood, incubator, autoclave, colony counter
Methods
Pharmacopoeias: Phar Inter; Phar. Eur. USP; BP
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drugs
Test parameter/ properties measured
Sterility testing
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Hood, incubator, autoclave
Methods
Pharmacopoeias: Phar Inter; Phar. Eur. USP; BP
Accreditation status
No
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
No
Does the lab participate in proficiency testing for non-accredited scopes
Yes
PT Scheme details
For the control of medicines, the National Public Health Laboratory has not received any proficiency testing samples since 2015. In regards to food and environmental control, the national public health laboratory regularly participates in inter-laboratory comparison tests organized by BIPEA (pesticide residues, water physico-chemistry and microbiology, aflatoxins...).
Inter-laboratory comparison
Yes
Interlaboratory comparison scheme
The laboratory currently participates in comparison trials organized by the NOMCoL Africa network, the African Medicine Quality Forum (AMQF) and in trials organized by the Franco-African network of National Quality Control laboratories (LNCQ) which has merged with NOMCoL Africa to form AMQF.
In the context of toxicological analyses, the national public health laboratory regularly participates in inter-laboratory comparison tests related to the search for psychoactive substances in various matrices, organized by the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC).
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