Officials and staff of SEAMEO RECFON underwent a training on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 on 14-15 October 2019 at the Center’s office in Jakarta, Indonesia aimed at increasing in-house capacity in quality laboratory management and service delivery according to the standards of the said ISO.
The training was conducted by Mr. Anwar Hadi, an environmental monitoring and laboratory expert and author of the book "General requirements for testing laboratory competencies and calibration laboratories." He discussed about the evolution of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 from ISO/IEC 17025:2005, management and technical requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 with the addition of the principles of risk-based analysis and process control, concepts of impartiality and confidentiality, proving of uncertainties and traceability, stronger emphasis on continuous improvement, and maximizing the use of computer system in recording and reporting information of laboratory operations.
SEAMEO RECFON laboratory acquired the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation on 21 August 2019. It offers services on biochemical assessment for Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Beta carotene, Zinc and Vitamin D 25OH in serum.