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University of Helsinki VERIFIN - Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention
Accredited Testing Laboratory - T073
Contact Information:
A. I. Virtasen aukio 1 (P.O. Box 55)
Department of Chemistry
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
tel. +358 2941 50443
fax +358 2941 50437
E-mail (generic)


VERIFIN was accredited by FINAS (Finnish Accreditation Service) in 1996 for the analysis of chemical weapons. In 2016 the scope was broadened to cover biomedical samples (blood and urine).The scope of the accreditation is "Verification of chemical weapons (flexible scope): Environmental testing, material and product testing and clinical testing" and the code of the laboratory is T073.

VERIFIN was accredited by FINAS first time in 1996 according to the EN45001 standard and ISO Guide 25. At present the Institute is accredited according to the standard SFS-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and the current accreditation is valid until 25.10.2020. The Quality System of the Institute is assessed by FINAS on regular basis.