Traceability: implementing ILAC P10 and ILAC P14 – one accreditation body’s perspective
1 American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), Calibration Department, 5301 Buckeystown Pike, Suite 350, Frederick, MD 21074 USA
2 American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), Life Sciences Department, 5301 Buckeystown Pike, Suite 350, Frederick, MD 21074 USA
The International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) has issued two policy documents on the subject of traceability and measurement uncertainty: ILAC P10 and ILAC P14. All accreditation bodies (ABs) that have signed the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) are obligated to implement these policies. The authors describe one AB’s perspective on the difficulties encountered and lessons learned when implementing ILAC P10 and P14. This paper also offers insight into the AB’s decison-making process when creating requirements for accredited organizations with regard to measurement traceability and uncertainty.
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