Quality management

For us, the quality of the analyses carried out in our institutes has the highest priority.

To be able to guarantee this, and in doing so reach a high degree of customer satisfaction, LUFA Nord-West has a quality management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.
The effectiveness of this quality management system was tested by the Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle DAkkS (Germany’s accreditation body) and by the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA). LUFA Nord-West is accredited by DAkkS with a flexible multi-site accreditation.
That means that our quality management system is valid on all sites, thereby guaranteeing a uniform level of quality.
LUFA Nord-West was distinguished as an officially recognised seed analysis laboratory (DEDL 03) based on the requirements of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 and further of the ISTA standards.
You can find our accreditation certificate and attachments under Downloads.
The cornerstones of our successful quality assurance are:

  • regular participation in inter-laboratory tests
  • internal monitoring, such as keeping of quality regulation cards, method validation and internal audits by independent employees
  • external audits performed by accreditation bodies, official licensing offices and also our customers.

LUFA-Nord-West is an analysis laboratory:

  • for drinking water
  • according to AbfKlärV (German sludge ordinance) (specialist module waste)
  • according to BioAbf (Biological waste ordinance) (specialist module waste)
  • according to §18 Federal Soil Protection Act (specialist modules grounds and brown sites)
  • for waste water (specialist module water)
  • for the RAL quality seal (compost, substrates etc.)
  • for ISTA (DEDL 03) seed analyses
  • for the detection of changes by genetic engineering using PCR
  • as QA accredited laboratory for
    • feed monitoring
    • Salmonella monitoring (salmonella antibody determination)
    • residue monitoring (fruit, vegetables and potatoes)



Point of contact

Dr. Höbrink, Bettina

Quality Manager

Jägerstr. 23 - 27
26121 Oldenburg

Phone: +49 441 801-849
E-Mail: bettina.hoebrink~lufa-nord-west.de

Klaener, Marco

Deputy Quality Manager
Laboratory management Chemistry / Physics

Jägerstr. 23 - 27
26121 Oldenburg

Phone: +49 441 801-912
E-Mail: marco.klaener~lufa-nord-west.de