NATA Accreditation and Quality Services
Analytical Services Tasmania (AST) operates under a Quality Management System in compliance with the requirements of international standard ISO/IEC 17025, accredited in Australia by NATA.
This means we have approved systems, policies and procedures in place that help us provide a high quality, consistent, and traceable laboratory testing service. As part of this accreditation AST participates in inter-laboratory Proficiency Testing Programs for all accredited tests on a regular basis which are audited by a team of NATA and expert technical assessors. AST is committed to continuous improvement and providing quality laboratory testing services of the highest standards available.
AST has been NATA Accredited for Chemical Testing since 1993 and for Biological Testing since 2002. Our full scopes of accredited tests can be found here:
AST uses scientifically recognised analytical methods from sources such as APHA, USEPA and Australian Standards. We only use state-of-the-art instrumentation and industry acknowledged test methods and referenced procedures.
AST is a Quarantine Approved premises (accreditation numbers T1228 & T1281) for soils and waters for scientific testing (Class 5.1 Quarantine Containment, level 1 QC1 facilities). Our staff are trained in Biosecurity Australia laboratory processes and are highly competent with quarantine handling procedures. Please contact our staff for further information regarding your quarantine sample requirements. Additional information is also available on the Australian Government Biosecurity website.