The Central Testing Laboratory part of Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council provides the services of product testing according to ISO 17025 standards and other key standards adopted both locally and internationally.
The Central Testing Lab aims to provide testing services, scientific research and technical consultation services, issuing certificates of conformity, and providing specialized training for the public and private sectors. Thus, it helps to meet industry and consumer sector requirements using the latest equipment and processes according to the requirements of the regulatory authority.
The testing services include food, fluids and water tests, radiation tests, cosmetics and perfumes tests, electrical equipment tests, construction, and soil, and agriculture tests, through approved reference methods to support regulators and decision makers.
The Central Testing Lab contributes to improving production and enhances industrial development through applied research and specialized consulting. In addition, it provides specialized training services in various fields within its scope work for partners and applicants from different entities.
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Central Testing Lab contribution to Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030:
In its efforts to develop the quality infrastructure in the emirate, the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council has established the Central Testing Lab to provide testing services, scientific research, and technical consultations services, issuing certificates of conformity, and providing specialized training for the public and private sectors. It also helps to meet industry and consumer sector requirements using the latest equipment and processes according to the requirements of the regulatory authority.
The Central Testing Lab offers many tests and services, the most important of which are:
The Central Testing Lab offers testing and quality control for water, food, and beverages of all kinds in full compliance with the highest standards. The tests include chemical analysis to ascertain contents such as food additives, coloring, preservatives, heavy metals, contaminants, pesticide residues, nutrient content, and residues of veterinary drugs, fungal toxins, food ‘cheat’ tests and alcohol content. The lab also conducts microbiological tests, including tests for pathogenic bacteria, yeast, fungi, bacterial toxins and parasites. In addition, the lab carries out molecular biology inspection, such as meat tests, meat authenticity testing, meat ‘cheat’, and genetically modified foods tests. The lab can also perform various radiological tests and food irradiation testing, as well as sensory evaluation, physical examination and food label stamp evaluation.
The Building Materials Lab provides technical advice and technical support based on knowledge regarding the characteristics and composition of building materials to ensure their safety and quality. The lab performs chemical tests, such as building and soil materials, mechanical tests for hardness, physical tests on granular soil classifications, and transformer oil tests.
The Electrical Lab provides quality and safety checks on appliances by providing many tests for electrical appliances in accordance with UAE and international specifications. The tests include a range of electrical tests, such as electrical insulation tests, mechanical tests to detect mechanical hazards and stability on surfaces, physical tests for moisture resistance and insulation, and thermal conductivity tests.
The Environmental Laboratory contributes to monitoring and studying the levels of pollutants in water, soil and air according to environmental regulations. This is carried out by examining the sea water, groundwater, treated water, sediment, and soil. The examination includes detecting organic and microbial pollutants, volatile organic compounds, heavy metals, and micro-organisms.
The Cosmetics Lab provides quality and safety checks on cosmetics and personal care products, including make-up, perfumes and hair care products by performing various specialized microbiological and chemical tests to determine the presence of allergens, heavy metals, preservatives and others.
The pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Tests Lab provides support to the regulatory authorities in terms of evaluating and monitoring drugs and medical devices and verifying their quality. The lab performs inspections on pharmaceutical ingredients, their effectiveness, impurities and volatile substances. It also checks on the quality of various medical devices to verify their accuracy and efficiency.
The Central Testing Lab provides scientific research and conducts studies, surveys, and specialized consultations to support government agencies and the industrial sector. Thus, it contributes to improving production and enhances industrial development through applied research and specialized consulting.
8- Certification Services
The Central Testing Lab promotes trust between the regulatory authority, industrial sector, and merchants by reconciliation of products, services, and systems regarding safety, quality, and sustainability requirements. This is achieved by issuing conformity certificates from the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council.
The Central Testing Lab provides specialized training services in various fields within its scope of work to governmental departments and applicants from various entities.