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Many analyses are performed every year for a multitude of purposes, including reports on the quality of goods and food, the state of the environment and the health of patients. That these results are accurate is a prerequisite for the interpretation of the data obtained. One of the most powerful tools for quality control of the analysis is to use reference materials (RMs) and certified reference materials (CRMs). These materials are necessary for processes including the following: method validation (CRM), monitoring of statistical control (RM), use of samples in intercomparisons (RMs). This contribution describes what is required of RMs and CRMs in chemical analyses and how they are used, and gives some examples of materials currently used in environmental, food and biomedical analysis.

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Authors: QUEVAUVILLER P, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Analusis Magazine, Vol. 21 (1993) No. 2, pp. M47-M53
Record Number: 199311197 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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