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Clinical Microbiology Laboratory (CLS)

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  • UKAS accredited proficiency testing scheme
  • The LGC Clinical Microbiology Laboratory (CLS) scheme is for laboratories performing microbiological analysis of clinical samples and provides an independent assessment of measurement quality. The CLS scheme also provides information to participants on technical issues and methodologies relating to Clinical Microbiology.
  • Test materials mimic clinical specimens in a wide array of samples that are included in the CLS scheme, from the Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology, Virology and Molecular Multiplex disciplines.
  • Focusing on the detection, characterisation and quantification of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites microbes, the CLS scheme ensures that laboratories are able to diagnose, treat and prevent infectious diseases.
  • The operation of our CLS scheme is supported by an Advisory Group.
  • Scheme operates from January to December


Round dates


Despatch date

Reporting deadline

CLMI00121 Jan 201915 Feb 2019
CLMI00221 Jan 201901 Mar 2019
CLMI00321 Jan 201929 Mar 2019
CLMI00418 Mar 201912 Apr 2019
CLMI00520 May 201914 Jun 2019
CLMI00620 May 201928 Jun 2019
CLMI00720 May 201926 July 2019
CLMI00815 Jul 201909 Aug 2019
CLMI00915 Jul 201920 Sep 2019
CLMI01016 Sep 201911 Oct 2019
CLMI01116 Sep 201925 Oct 2019
CLMI01211 Nov 201906 Dec 2019

Bacteriology 15  products available
Molecular Multiplex 4  products available
Mycobacteriology 3  products available
Mycology 1  products available
Parasitology 2  products available
Virology 3  products available


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