direction Vienna, Austria     email ralacaboard@gmail.com 

 
Freshwater Macroinvertebrate Laboratory

 Contact person in the laboratory:

 Aydé Cornejo

 Email of contact person:

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 Mandate of the Laboratory:

 Public health research institution

 Role in the farm-to-fork chain:

 Acute effects of pesticides invertebrates from tropical streams. Biological monitoring of water resources.

 National Reference Laboratory:

 N/A

 Type of contaminants analysed:

 Multiple stressors associated with agriculture (pesticides, microplastics, nutrients)

 Matrices analysed:

 Agricultural water resources

 Combination matrices and contaminants
 analysed:

 Acute toxicity bioassays, microcosm experiments with aquatic invertebrates.
Environmental risk
Evaluation of macroinvertebrate communities and calculation of water quality indices.

 Description of validated method used:

 Does not apply

 Laboratory accredited according to
 ISO17025:

 No

 Provision of interpretation of residue
 data to customers:

 No

 Laboratory certified according to GLP:

 No

 Is laboratory available for research and
 development (R@D) within RALACA when   funding becomes available?

 Yes

 Is the laboratory available for quality   auditing services within RALACA when   funding becomes available?

 N/A

 

 Is the laboratory available for expert   missions within RALACA when funding   becomes available?

 Yes

 Is the laboratory available for ad hoc on-   site training when funding becomes   available?

 Yes

 Is the laboratory available for ad hoc
 remote/distance learning training when   technology and funding becomes
 available?

 Yes

 Is the laboratory available for preparation   of ad hoc reference materials when   projects/funding becomes available?

 Yes

 Is the laboratory available for organization   and distribution of ad hoc proficiency   testing/collaborative trials when   projects/funding becomes available?

 Yes

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