About Us



Welcome to ISL!

The IRRI Service Laboratories (ISL) is a Philippine-accredited and -registered testing laboratory that offers a wide range of high-quality analytical services and rice grain quality evaluation. It is the integrated service unit of the former Grain Quality and Nutrition Services Laboratory (GQNSL) and Genotyping Services Laboratory (GSL) under the Integrative Research Support Platform of the International Rice Research Institute. Headed by Dr. James Quilty and managed by Ms. Lilia Molina. ISL employs international standards compliant to ISO/IEC 17025 to ensure the quality and reliability of test results.

It offers more than 70 test parameters with emphasis on genotyping, grain quality and analytical testing on plant, soil, water, and soil extracts all aimed to support rice scientists to improve and produce the best high-yielding, stress-tolerant, nutritious, and superior grain quality rice varieties through breeding. 


services-providedSERVICES PROVIDED
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How to avail of grain quality and analytical testing servicesHOW TO AVAIL OF GRAIN QUALITY AND ANALYTICAL TESTING SERVICES
How to avail of genotyping and sampling servicesHOW TO AVAIL OF GENOTYPING AND SAMPLING SERVICES
GQNSL is the first ISO-accredited laboratory in IRRI whose first certificate of accreditation was awarded by the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) on 23 November 2010. A new certificate that includes new test parameters was awarded last 18 September 2015.


GQNSL News and Announcements

  • SHU processing extended With the current staff reduction at Seed Health Unit, external customers are advised that SHU processing of samples may take 15-20 working days. 
    Posted Oct 18, 2016, 10:06 PM by Kristine Alexis Arellano ‎(IRRI)‎
  • GQNSL awarded with another five-year ISO accreditation The Grain Quality and Nutrition Services Laboratory (GQNSL) was awarded on 18 September 2015 with a PNS ISO/IEC 17025 reaccreditation, said to be effective from 2015 to 2020 and ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2015, 7:39 PM by Kristine Alexis Arellano ‎(IRRI)‎
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