APLAC Interpretation and Guidance on the Estimation of Uncertainty of Measurement in Testing

Authors: Robertson, Max1; Chan, Terence S.S.2

Source: Journal of AOAC International, Volume 86, Number 5, September 2003 , pp. 1070-1076(7)

Publisher: AOAC International

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Abstract:

The Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) is the organization representing the community of bodies that accredit testing and calibration laboratories throughout the Asia Pacific region, including China and North America. APLAC members assess the competence of laboratories and grant them accreditation. They also provide mutual recognition of the equivalence of their accreditations, which facilitates international trade and acceptance by regulators. Harmonization of accreditation requirements is therefore vital to maintaining Mutual Recognition Arrangements. APLAC establishes management and technical criteria for accreditation and publishes guidance documents for accreditation bodies and laboratories.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: International Accreditation New Zealand, Level 1, 626 Great South Rd, Greenlane, Auckland 1136, New Zealand 2: Hong Kong Accreditation Service, 36th Floor, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China

Publication date: September 1, 2003

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