Standards – A Reagecon Guide

Introduction One of the key factors affecting laboratories’ capabilities to produce reliable test data is the availability of standard materials with property values that can be relied upon by their users. The quality of a result is dependent on the quality of...

A Guide to Method Validation

Introduction Virtually every aspect of society is supported in some way by analytical measurement. There are innumerable reasons for making these measurements, for example: in-process and final inspection or ‘quality control’ of manufactured products; supporting...

Quality Control – Materials and Methods

Introduction ‘Quality control’ and ‘quality assurance’ are terms whose meanings are often confused. Quality assurance relates to the overall measures taken by the laboratory to ensure and regulate quality, whereas quality control describes the individual measures...

The Quality of the Analytical Result

The Quality of the Analytical Result is a technical paper which has been produced by John Barron, Technical Director of Reagecon, and provides information on how to obtain a result that is fit for purpose and prove that such a result is of high-quality. Many factors...

Practical Considerations for Sampling

Poor sampling has a profound negative effect on the quality of an analytical result. Incorrect choice of sampling equipment, containers, storage and transport all have a deleterious effect on the sample integrity and thus affect the final result. Sampling errors can...

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