SOP No.: 3.18/1.0/S Proficiency Testing – Organic Laboratories

Proficiency tests (PT) define the ability of the laboratory and/or analyst to carry out the procedures of the method with acceptable precision and accuracy. Participation in a interlaboratory comparisons or proficiency test programs is a requirement of ISO/IEC 17025:2005. CALA’s policy on PT states that all accredited laboratories shall demonstrate their technical competence by the satisfactory participation in a suitable proficiency testing activity. All analytes appearing in the laboratories Scope of Accreditation must be supported by PT. Typically the laboratory must demonstrate this ability twice a year. Participation in interlaboratory testing also enables the laboratory to monitor their performance and compare their results with other laboratories performing the same analysis.

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Short Name of Publication sop-no-3-18-1-0-s-proficiency-testing-organic-laboratories
Deliverable Type SOP
Program Catagory Atmospheric
Program Type OSM
Author Air Quality Research Division--Analysis and Air Quality Section
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Year of Publication 2010
Publishing Organization ECCC
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Recomended Citation Environment Canada. 2010. Proficiency Testing – Organic Laboratories, SOP No.: 3.18/1.0/S. Air Quality Research Division, Analysis and Air Quality Section.