VERIFIN has real time readiness for analysis of chemical warfare agents. The total analysis and reporting time for OPCW sample is 14 days. The identification of the chemicals must be based on at least two different analytical techniques. One of the analytical techniques must be spectrometric; e.g. GC-EI/MS, GC-CI/MS, LC-MS, FTIR or NMR.
The scope of the accreditation is "Verification of chemical weapons (flexible scope): Environmental testing, material and product testing and biomedical testing".
As a principle, VERIFIN tries to participate all proficiency testing programs relevant to the scope of its accreditation. In order to improve and expand the capabilities to analyse all CWC related chemicals, VERIFIN has been a partner in the EQuATox project run from 2012 till 2014. In this project, proficiency test for both ricin and saxitoxin were arranged in the first half of 2013. In 2016, VERIFIN prepared itself to the ricin confidence building exercise which was organized by the OPCW in 2017. In 2017-2022 VERIFIN will participate ricin, saxitoxin and botulium neurotoxin Europian proficiency tests within EuroBioTox project.