Can my laboratory enroll in a program at any time or do we have to wait until the beginning of the year to enroll?
Your laboratory can enroll in any of our programs, at any time, and be set up to receive the very next shipment of samples for the program that you choose. We only require that your laboratory enroll in a program at least 30 days
prior to the next shipment month. See enrollment deadlines for further information.
Does AOAC INTERNATIONAL ship proficiency testing samples to international locations?
Yes. We can readily ship samples to most of North America, Central America, South America, Europe and some regions of Asia. Other international locations may be able to receive samples but the laboratory would need to hire an independent broker such as World Courier or other.
Please contact us
if your laboratory is interested in signing up for one of our programs that contains pathogens as specific countries do have regulations on importing “dangerous goods”. Pathogens are considered “dangerous goods” according to IATA regulations. AOAC staff will gladly look up this information for you.
How are results submitted?
A confidential and secure web site has been designed so that your laboratory can log in using a secure password and enter responses, methods, and results online through the use of the internet.
Laboratories also receive reports electronically through the web site. The electronic submission of results and report distribution greatly reduces the turn around time for issuing results, ensuring your laboratory receives its verified results as quickly as possible. Results can also be faxed or scanned and set by email if a laboratory does not have internet availability