Compliance with this international standard demonstrates the highest level of accuracy for testing and calibration
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education’s (ORISE) Radiological and Environmental Analytical Laboratory has received A2LA accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025, an international standard that ensures the quality and accuracy of laboratory equipment calibration and sampling analysis. A2LA, short for American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, is an accreditation body that confirms laboratory compliance with ISO/IEC 17025.
To achieve the accreditation, A2LA conducted a rigorous evaluation of the laboratory’s technical competence and quality management systems. The assessment began with a significant gap analysis, which had more than 1,000 lines of inquiries detailing the requirements for a proper management system, a sound quality system, and a competent technical system of sample analysis. The evaluation also required a four-day, onsite assessment performed by an A2LA inspector, a press release said.
“When it comes to laboratory testing and equipment calibration, ISO/IEC 17025 is the highest standard of quality in the world,” said Andy Page, president and chief executive officer for ORAU, the managing contractor for ORISE. “This distinction is a great differentiator for ORISE, and it provides our customers with the assurance that the Radiological and Environmental Analytical Laboratory is able to consistently produce accurate and precise results.” [Read more…]