Mineral Research Laboratory Mila Ltd. is an accredited testing laboratory T309 by FINAS Accreditation Service, following the accreditation requirements of SFS-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
Ensuring absolute reliability, we have consistently prioritized seeking external and impartial evaluations of the analysis methods we employ. The scope of competence reflects the proposed activities submitted for accreditation, which undergo thorough assessment to demonstrate competence. Based on this scope of competence, we offer accredited services. Presently, we possess accreditation for a total of 21 clinical tests, with our objective being an annual expansion of our scope of competence.
The assessment of micronutrient levels plays a pivotal role in nutritional therapy for healthcare professionals, whether it pertains to health maintenance or disease treatment. Trustworthy results are essential, as wrong results can lead to misdiagnosis and, consequently, inappropriate treatments, potentially causing severe health issues. Standardizing nutritional analysis services remains challenging due to skepticism from different various sources. Despite a growing body of research, human metabolism and dysfunctions are largely governed by genetic factors, resulting in highly individualized micronutrient requirements.
We ensure the reliability of our analyses through a comprehensive quality management system. The primary purpose of our quality management system is to guarantee the reliability of analysis and measurement results under all conditions. We continuously develop our laboratory’s quality management system and accredited methods, anticipating the future needs of our customers. Additionally, we strive to expand our analysis services in accordance with the recommendations of ESPEN (European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism).
The best way to ensure the reliability of micronutrient analyses is through FINAS accreditation. Accreditation is a formal recognition by an external official body of the laboratory’s competence to operate according to defined standards and perform specific tasks that fall within the scope of accreditation. During the accreditation process, the laboratory’s management and quality systems are evaluated, along with the laboratory’s technical competence to perform measurements within the defined scope.
FINAS is Finland’s only national and impartial accreditation body. It participates in all recognition agreements of European and international accreditation organizations. Accreditation is granted after auditors or an assessment team have audited the laboratory’s quality and management systems. The auditors are typically experts in calibration or representatives from national laboratories. They also review the laboratory’s technical competence to perform measurements within the scope of accreditation. To maintain accreditation, the laboratory undergoes regular reassessment by the accreditation body, which verifies the laboratory’s compliance and continuous level of operation.