A2LA's biological testing field covers biological, microbiological, and biochemical testing and measurement, including but not limited to the examination of foods, cannabis, and pharmaceuticals.

Program Requirements

  • ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.
  • Optional Requirements for the Accreditation of Field Work.
    • A2LA also offers additional requirements for laboratories performing tests in the field (i.e., at other than a permanent laboratory site).
  • Optional Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements.


Biological Subprograms

In addition to the general biological field, subprograms within this field have been developed in the following areas, each of which has associated with it additional, specific requirements for accreditation. Learn more:


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