Metrological requirements for accredited laboratories
1 Division of Quality Assurance, Pancyprian Union of Chemists, 10, E. Pallikaridis Str, 1071, Nicosia, Cyprus
2 Ministry of Health, Nicosia, Cyprus
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Metrological traceability is considered of high importance in all fields and types of measurements. It facilitates the comparability of measurements “in time and space” and enhances their reliability. The accreditation standards used in the assessment of laboratories, namely ISO 17025 applying to all testing and calibration laboratories and ISO 15189 applying to medical laboratories, introduce specific metrological requirements. In this paper, these metrological requirements are analysed and discussed. Reference is made to basic aspects and frequently occurring problems. The need to increase the awareness of both laboratories and their customers and the efficient communication between laboratories and calibration services suppliers is underlined. Recent developments, mainly new editions of standards and other documents published by competent European and international bodies are taken into consideration.
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