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Selection, Use and Interpretation of Proficiency Testing (PT) Schemes by Laboratories (2000)

NOTE: This version of "Selection, use and interpretation of proficiency testing (PT) schemes by laboratories" has been superseded by the latest edition, published in 2011. The 2011 edition can be found here.

Contents

The 2000 edition of "Selection, use and interpretation of proficiency testing (PT) schemes by laboratories" was prepared by the Eurachem Nederland task group "Proficiency testing schemes" (part of the working group on "Interlaboratory Studies"), and the Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC), United Kingdom, in part supported under contract with the UK Department of Trade and Industry as part of the National Measurement System Valid Analytical Measurement (VAM) Programme.

The document represented the current state-of-the-art with respect to the selection and use of proficiency testing schemes, and the interpretation of results and evaluations given in proficiency testing schemes. Although aimed  primarily at staff in analytical laboratories, it is also useful for customers of laboratories, assessors working for accreditation bodies and other external users of PT scheme results.

Availability

You may download the 2000 edition of this document from this website (pdf, 350 kB).

Note: a dated cover showing the edition has been added to the present file to aid identification; the original PDF was published without cover pages.

Translations

Translation into other languages is permitted for members of Eurachem.