What is Fapas?

Fapas is a world renowned accredited proficiency testing provider, supporting the food and water testing industries since 1990.

How do you do a proficiency test?

How to Create A Proficiency Testing Program

  1. Find a Proficiency Testing Provider,
  2. Create a Proficiency Testing Plan,
  3. Participate in Proficiency Testing Schemes,
  4. Review and Evaluate Your Results, and.
  5. Submit Your Results to Your Accreditation Body.

What is Z score in proficiency testing?

z-Scores were devised to provide a transparent but widely-applicable scoring system for participants in proficiency tests for analytical laboratories. The essential idea is to provide an appropriate scaling of the difference between a participant’s result and the ‘assigned value’ for the concentration of the analyte.

What is proficiency testing?

Proficiency testing is the evaluation of practitioner performance against pre-established criteria. External proficiency testing may be used for inter-laboratory comparisons, while internal proficiency testing may be used for intra-laboratory comparisons.

What is a proficiency sample?

samples sent to a laboratory as unknowns to allow an external assessment of laboratory performance, a frequent practice as part of proficiency testing programs to ensure the laboratory is generating correct results.

What does a proficiency test consist of?

In a proficiency test one or more artifacts are sent around between a number of participating laboratories. Each laboratory measures the artifacts (e.g. a ring gage or a set of gage blocks) according to a given set of instructions and reports its results to the administrator.

How do you calculate the Z-score?

The formula for calculating a z-score is is z = (x-μ)/σ, where x is the raw score, μ is the population mean, and σ is the population standard deviation. As the formula shows, the z-score is simply the raw score minus the population mean, divided by the population standard deviation.

What is an acceptable Z-score?

A Z-score can reveal to a trader if a value is typical for a specified data set or if it is atypical. In general, a Z-score below 1.8 suggests a company might be headed for bankruptcy, while a score closer to 3 suggests a company is in solid financial positioning.

What are examples of proficiency test?

Proficiency tests are uncommon within the classroom but very frequent as the end aim (and motivation) of language learning. IELTS and TOEFL are examples of proficiency tests. Proficiency tests often have a significant backwash effect on the classroom, as learners’ focus narrows to preparing the test items.

What is proficiency test for?

Proficiency testing determines the performance of individual laboratories for specific tests or measurements and is used to monitor laboratories’ continuing performance.

What does FAPAS stand for in proficiency testing?

Fapas is a world renowned accredited proficiency testing provider, supporting the food and water testing industries since 1990. We support laboratories to help them to achieve the quality of analysis demanded of them by their customers, accreditation bodies and managers.

Is there a limitation on the use of FAPAS?

In the majority of cases, there is no limitation on the method that you should apply, nor any limitation on your status of accreditation. In fact, many laboratories use Fapas to build the case for their accreditation application as well as to maintain their ongoing accreditation status.

What does FAPAS stand for in ISI category?

For reference: FAPAS is one of the most respected ISI providers in the world. The Fashionomics Africa Digital Marketplace and Entrepreneurship & Innovation Lab (eLab) programmes align with FAPAs vision to create an investment-friendly climate for micro, small and medium-scale enterprises on the continent.

What do I need to submit my Fapas results?

If you and your company are new to Fapas or you are a new person at a company that has used Fapas in the past, then you need to contact us ([email protected]) and give us full details of your name and email address together with your company name and address. I cannot submit my results – help?