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2. Traceability of measurement results


  • ISO 8466-1:2021 Water quality – Calibration and evaluation of analytical methods -- Part 1: Linear calibration function (
  • ISO 8466-2:2001 Water quality – Calibration and evaluation of analytical methods and estimation of performance characteristics – Part 2: Calibration strategy for non-linear second-order calibration functions (
  • ISO 11095:1996 Linear calibration using reference materials (
  • ISO 17511:2020 In vitro diagnostic medical devices – Requirements for establishing metrological traceability of values assigned to calibrators, trueness control materials and human samples (
  • ISO 18153:2003. In vitro diagnostic medical devices – Measurement of quantities in biological samples – Metrological traceability of values for catalytic concentration of enzymes assigned calibrators and control materials (
  • ISO/TS 28037:2010. Determination and use of straight-line calibration functions (


  • S.L.R. Ellison and A. Williams (Eds) Eurachem/CITAC Guide: Metrological traceability in analytical measurement (2nd ed. 2019). ISBN: 978-0-948926-34-1 (
  • Guidance on the calibration of weighing machines used in testing and calibration laboratories, Lab 14, Edition 7, UKAS, 2022 (
  • ILAC P10:07/2020, ILAC Policy on metrological traceability of measurement results (
  • ILAC G24:2022, Guidelines for the determination of recalibration intervals of measuring equipment (
  • Traceability: Volumetric apparatus, LAB 15 Edition 3, UKAS, 2019 (
  • Guidelines on the calibration of non-automatic weighing instruments, cg-18 Version 4.0, EURAMET, 11/2015, (
  • N. Majcen, P. Taylor, T. Martišius, A. Menditto, M. Patriarca, Practical examples on traceability, measurement uncertainty and validation in chemistry Vol 2, 2011, European Commission, Joint Research Centre (
  • N. Majcen, P. Taylor, Practical examples on traceability, measurement uncertainty and validation in chemistry Vol 1, 2010,European Commission, Joint Research Centre (


  • A.Moutzoglou, A.Kastania and S.Archonakis, Laboratory Management Information Systems – Current Requirements and Future Perspectives, IGI Global, 2014, ISBN 978-1-4666-6320-6
  • P. De Bièvre, H. Günzler (Eds), Traceability of chemical measurement, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg Berlin, 2005, ISBN 3642078834


Articles and reports

  • F. Raposo, Evaluation of analytical calibration based on least-squares linear regression for instrumental techniques: A tutorial review, TRAC-Trend. Anal. Chem., 2016, 77, 167-185,
  • P. De Bièvre, R. Dybkaer, A. Fajgelj, D. Brynn Hibbert, Metrological traceability of measurement results in chemistry: Concepts and implementation (IUPAC Technical Report), Pure Appl. Chem., 2011, 83 (10), 1873-1935,
  • Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, Metrological traceability and its implementation: a report, Joint IFCC-CLSI project, CLSI document, EP32-R (Formerly X05-R). CLSI, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA, 2006 (Sample available from or
  • K. Danzer, M. Otto, L. A. Currie, Guidelines for calibration in analytical chemistry, Part 2: Multispecies calibration, IUPAC Technical Report, Pure Appl. Chem., 2004, 76 (6), 1215-1225,
  • L. Cuadros-Rodriguez, L. Gamiz-Gracia, E. Almansa-Loèpez, J. Laso-Sanchez, Calibration in chemical measurement processes: 1. A metrological approach, TRAC-Trend. Anal. Chem., 2001, 20 (4), 195-206,
  • C. D. Ehrlich, S. D. Rasberry, Metrological timelines in traceability, J. Res. Natl. Inst. Stand. Technol., 1998, 103, 93-105 (
  • K. Danzer, L. A. Currie, Guidelines for calibration in analytical chemistry part 1: Fundamentals and single component calibration, IUPAC Recommendation 1998, Pure Appl. Chem., 1998, 70 (4), 993-1014,

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