VAGNY Lab

Updated: Aug-25-2020

General Information

Type of service provider
Testing laboratory
Physical postal address

Abidjan
Côte d’Ivoire

Phone number
+225 48 07 03 43 /53 20 37 80 /01 03 65 00
E-mail
vagnylab [at] yahoo.fr
commercial [at] vagnylab.net
Has the laboratory been accredited in any scopes?
Yes
Scopes of Accreditation
MICROBIOLOGY
Drinking water, swimming pool water and other types of disinfected or clean water.
Enumeration :
-Revivable germs 22 and 36°c
-Escherichia coli and coliform bacteria
-Intestinal enterococci
-Pathogenic Staphylococci
Spores of sulfite-reducing anaerobic sulfite-reducing bacteria and
clostridium sulfito reducers

Products intended for human consumption and animal feedingstuffs
-Search for Salmonella SPP
-Enumeration of coliforms
- count of revivable germs 30°c

PHYSICOCHEMISTRY
Water (consumption, waste)
-Determination of pH
-Determination of electrical conductivity
-Determination of total and composite alkalinity
-Determination of trace elements by atomic absorption spectrometry in a graphite furnace: cadmium, copper, manganese, zinc, arsenic, cobalt.
-Determination of calcium by ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid titrimetric methods
Accreditation body
TUNAC n°1-0056/ n°1-0069
Does the laboratory have other sites?
No

Personnel

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Head of Organization

CEO Name
Atta Kouadio
CEO E-mail
vagnylab [at] yahoo.fr

Total laboratory personnel

Total laboratory personnel
27
Male laboratory personnel
17
Female laboratory personnel
10

Technical personnel

Technical personnel total
13
Male technical personnel
9
Female technical personnel
4

Technical Information

Testing

Laboratory services offered
Biological
Chemical
Water / food
Environmental
Scope of services offered
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Mesophilic aerobic germs at 22 ° C and 36 ° C
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Colony count by inoculation in nutrient agar culture medium
Methods
ISO 6222 : 1999
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Escherichia Coli
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Membrane filtration method
Methods
ISO 9308-1: 2014
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total coliforms
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Membrane filtration method
Methods
ISO 9308-1: 2014
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Intestinal enterococci
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Membrane filtration method
Methods
ISO 7899-2:2000
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Sulfite reducing anaerobic spores
Type of test/ instrumentation used
General method by incorporation in deep tube gelose
Methods
NFT 90-415 : 1985
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Coagulase positive staphylococci
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Membrane filtration method
Methods
NFT 90-412 :2016
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Pseudomonas aerugisosa
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Membrane filtration method
Methods
ISO 16266 : 2006
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Drinking water
Test parameter/ properties measured
Salmonella spp
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Membrane filtration method
Methods
ISO 19250: 2010
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Food and environmental samples
Test parameter/ properties measured
Mesophilic aerobic germs at 30 ° C
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Colony count by inoculation on a nutrient agar culture medium
Methods
ISO 4833-1:2013
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Food and environmental samples
Test parameter/ properties measured
Escherichia Coli
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Counting the colonies by inoculation on a specific culture medium at 44 ° C
Methods
ISO 16649-2: 2001
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Food and environmental samples
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total coliforms
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Counting of colonies by inoculation on a specific culture medium at 30 or 37 ° C
Methods
ISO 4832: 2006
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Food and environmental samples
Test parameter/ properties measured
Intestinal enterococci
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Counting of colonies by inoculation on a specific culture medium
Methods
In-house method
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Food and environmental samples
Test parameter/ properties measured
Salmonella spp
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Research and serotyping at 37 °
Methods
ISO 6579-1:2017
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Food and environmental samples
Test parameter/ properties measured
Enterobacteria
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Counting of colonies by inoculation on a specific culture medium
Methods
ISO 21528-2: 2004
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Food and environmental samples
Test parameter/ properties measured
Coagulase positive staphylococci
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Colony counting by spreading using baird-parker medium at 37 ° C
Methods
ISO 6888-1:1999
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Food and environmental samples
Test parameter/ properties measured
Listeria monocytogenes
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Research at 37 ° C
Methods
CHROMagar
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Food and environmental samples
Test parameter/ properties measured
Yeasts and Molds
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Counting of colonies by seeding on a specific culture medium at 25 ° C
Methods
ISO 21527-2 2008
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Water (consumption, usage)
Test parameter/ properties measured
pH
Type of test/ instrumentation used
PHmeter WTW
Methods
ISO 10523:2003
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Water (consumption, usage)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Conductivity
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Multiparameter
Methods
ISO 7888:1985
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Water (consumption, usage)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Alkalimetric title
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Burette
Methods
ISO 9963-1:1994
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Water (consumption, usage)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total alkalinity
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Burette
Methods
ISO 9963-1:1994
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Water (consumption, usage)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Cadmium
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Atomic absorption spectrometer (iCE 3000)
Methods
ISO 15586:2003
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Water (consumption, usage)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Arsenic
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Atomic absorption spectrometer (iCE 3000)
Methods
ISO 15586:2003
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Water (consumption, usage)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Copper
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Atomic absorption spectrometer (iCE 3000)
Methods
ISO 15586:2003
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Water (consumption, usage)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Manganese
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Atomic absorption spectrometer (iCE 3000)
Methods
ISO 15586:2003
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Water (consumption, usage)
Test parameter/ properties measured
Zinc
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Atomic absorption spectrometer (iCE 3000)
Methods
ISO 15586:2003
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
MICROBIOLOGY
Water matrix :
- Sending agency : AGLAE
- Number of campaigns: 2
Basic microbiology on clean water which includes : Escherichia coli, total coliforms, intestinal enterococci, mesophilic aerobic germs at 22° and 36° and spores of sulfito reducing anaerobes;
- Number of shipments for the year 2019: 4
the search for pathogenic staphylococci and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in clean water.
- Number of shipments for the year 2019: 3

Food matrix :
- Sending agency : LGC STANDARD
- Number of campaigns: 3
Search for salmonella in 25g ;
- Number of shipments for the year 2019: 2
Search for salmonella in 375g
- Number of shipments for the year 2019: 1
Other parameter in 10g, which includes : Escherichia coli, total coliforms, mesophilic aerobic germs at 30° and enterobacteria;
- Number of shipments for the year 2019: 3

PHYSICOCHEMICS
We participate in intercomparison tests with the organization called AGLAE. The tests take place at least three times a year. The parameters analysed are manganese, copper, cadmium, arsenic, pH, conductivity, alkalinity, etc.
Does the laboratory sub-contract testing work to other laboratories?
Yes
Outsourced services
Pesticides
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
Subcontracting laboratory evaluation check list; qualification of suppliers

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