National Seed Testing Laboratory, Pokuase

Updated: May-26-2020

General Information

Type of service provider
Testing laboratory
Physical postal address

Plant Protection & Regulatory Services Directorate Ministry of
Accra
Ghana

Phone number
0202791580
E-mail
pprsdghana [at] gmail.com
Has the laboratory been accredited in any scopes?
No
Does the laboratory have other sites?
Yes
Other locations

Tamale, Bolgatanga, Wa, Winneba, Kumasi and Ho
Ghana

Personnel

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Head of Organization

CEO Name
Dr. Felicia Ansah-Amprofi
CEO Phone
CEO E-mail
fampronge [at] yahoo.com

Total laboratory personnel

Total laboratory personnel
36
Male laboratory personnel
26
Female laboratory personnel
10

Technical Information

Testing

Laboratory services offered
Biological
Other
Other testing laboratory services
Seed testing
Scope of services offered
Test object or product tested or matrices
Seed of maize, Rice, Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Soyabean, Groundnut,etc
Test parameter/ properties measured
Moisture
Purity
Germination
Health
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Digital moisture meter
Oven-dried method
Diaphonoscope
Conical Divider
Jacobson germinator
Microscope
Methods
ISTA – 978-3-06549-49-1
ISTA – 978-3-906549-46-0
ISTA – 978-3-906549-39-2
ISTA
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 non-accredited scopes
Yes
PT Scheme details
Part of ISTA accreditation process
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