Criteria for the certification of internationally acceptable reference materials
On 31.10.96 a collaboration agreement was signed between Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) and International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC) for the production, certification and distribution of clinical reference materials. These reference materials will be produced according to internationally agreed criteria as laid down in the BCR Guidelines, so that they can be certified as BCR certified reference materials (CRMs). This implies that not only particular care is devoted to the preparation, conditioning of the candidate CRM, but also that the certification is traceable to the international system of units, to described or accepted standardized procedures or to internationally accepted primary materials. Moreover, homogeneity and stability studies must provide evidence of identity between samples and of absence of deterioration upon storage or during transport. These criteria are discussed here.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: MEDLAB 97, Basel (CH), August 17-22, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40860 ORA
Record Number: 199711350 / Last updated on: 1997-10-16
Original language: en
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