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Abstract

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.

Additional information

Authors: BOLEY N P, Laboratory of the Government Chemist, Teddington (GB);DE BIÈVRE P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRRM), Geel (BE);TAYLOR P D P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRRM), Geel (BE);ULDALL A, Danish Institute for External Quality Assurance for Laboratories in the Health Sector, Herlev (DK)
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
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en