Proficiency testing schemes: contacts and international distributors

Contact PHE's proficiency testing (PT) team about which schemes are available internationally through distributors and collaborators.

PHE recognises the importance of the role of food, water and environmental microbiology laboratories and provides a range of internationally renowned proficiency testing (PT) schemes.

Contact details

Contact FEPTU for more information about this service.

Food and environmental proficiency testing unit (FEPTU)

Public Health England
61 Colindale Avenue


Telephone 020 8327 7119

Fax 020 8200 8264

International distributors

PT samples are provided through our distributors in the following countries. Contact details are provided:

International collaborator

PT samples in Portugal are provided through Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge, I.P. (INSA).

For food microbiology PT contact:

For water microbiology PT contact:

Published 5 March 2014