Quality Testing and Reference Standards
Partners in laboratory excellence
Novachem provides one of the most comprehensive catalogues of reference standards and proficiency testing schemes in the forensic and clinical toxicology area in Australia. We provide access to over 3000 Cerilliant reference standards including certified solutions and neat reference materials.
Products manufactured at Cerilliant are fully documented through the use of batch records to provide traceability of materials used, equipment utilized, and work performed. Cerilliant is ISO Guide 34 and ISO/IEC 17025 accredited and certified to ISO 13485 and ISO 9001. Our quality system incorporates cGMP and GLP quality requirements. Cerilliant’s fully certified solution standards are supported by an industry-leading comprehensive Certificate of Analysis.
Novachem also provide access to the full range of LGC Standards forensic and drug reference standards inluding the LGCAMP, LGCFOR and MM ranges.
Novachem stocks all the AS:4308 drug reference standards ready for overnight shipment to accredited laboratories as well as a range of of popular companion reference materials. Simply search our website or visit the forensic standards category to find out more.
Categories of drug standards available include:
Bath Salts/Synthetic Cathinones
Endogenous Biomaker – Large and Small Molecules
Hormones – Female
Hormones – Hydroxyvitamin D
Hormones – Male
Hormones – Neonatal
Hormones – Thyroid
Instrument Qualification Standards
Method Standards – EPA
Method Standards – Other
Multi-Component Drug Standards
Narrow Therapeutic Index/
Natural Products, Nutraceuticals,
Phenethylamines – NBOMe,
Synthetic Matrix –
Urine, Serum, Oral Fluids
Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs)
Forensic and Clinical Toxicology Proficiency Testing
ISO 17043 Accredited and NATA Recognised inter-lab tests
Novachem manages the distribution of LGC’s Proficiency Testing Schemes in Australia and New Zealand.
LGC Standard’s clinical proficiency testing schemes, or external quality assessment schemes as they are often referred as, deal principally in the area of drug monitoring, whether they are deliberately administered drugs for therapeutic purposes; toxic drugs deliberately or accidentally ingested which could cause harm; or drugs of abuse which may be analysed for clinically significant levels, or for workplace monitoring.
Due to the importance of results obtained, it is essential that laboratories are able to demonstrate their testing is dependable, reproducible and accurate; otherwise mistakes can have a major impact on patient care, legal and forensic investigations, occupational monitoring, insurance screening and more.
LGC’s Toxicology PT schemes include
- Drugs of Abuse in Hair - DAH (quarterly)
- Drugs of Abuse in Oral Fluid - DOF (quarterly)
- Drugs of Abuse in Urine - DAU (quarterly)
- Forensic Blood Tox - QUARTZ (quarterly)
The TOX Scheme also offers quantitative testing of
serum, blood and urine monthly.
Schemes operate an April to March scheme year.
LGC’s Clinical PT schemes include
- Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM)
- TDM Antibiotics (ANTIBIOTICS)
- Immunosuppressant (IPT)
Schemes operate a January to December scheme year.