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is accredited to ISO 17025 by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). This means that two auditors come and spend a week at our facility every other year. They look over our shoulders as we demonstrate competence for every one of the methods on our A2LA Scope of Accreditation. We also have to continuously submit documentation to A2LA proving that we are maintaining the quality of our results.

ISO 17025 is a document which incorporates the requirements of ISO 9001 and adds higher level requirements for testing laboratories. ISO 9001 states that laboratories should be accredited to ISO 17025 instead of ISO 9001. ISO 17025 covers everything about the operation of a laboratory including all of the following:

  • Organization
  • Management System
  • Document Control
  • Review of Contracts
  • Subcontracting
  • Purchasing
  • Service to the Customer
  • Complaints
  • Control of Nonconformities
  • Improvement
  • Corrective Action
  • Preventive Action
  • Control of Records
  • Internal Audits
  • Management Reviews
  • General Technical
  • Personnel
  • Accommodation and Conditions
  • Test and Calibration Methods
  • Equipment
  • Measurement Traceability
  • Sampling
  • Handling of Samples
  • Assuring Quality
  • Reporting