Requirements versus acceptability in proficiency testing schemes and other interlaboratory comparisons
Many laboratories take part in proficiency testing schemes, external quality assessment programmes and other interlaboratory comparisons. These have many similarities but also important differences in their modus operandi and evaluation of performance of participating laboratories. This paper attempts to highlight both the similarities and differences. It also puts particular emphasis on requirements called "target values for uncertainty" and their meaning.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Volume 6, Issue 6 (2001), pp 244-251.
Record Number: 200214561 / Last updated on: 2002-04-04
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