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    STP1057

    Laboratory Accreditation and Quality System Accreditation—A Merging of the Ways

    Published: 01 January 1989


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    Abstract

    Laboratory accreditation and quality system accreditation have been developing along parallel lines for some years but to date there has been little interaction between agencies undertaking the two functions. In New Zealand the Testing Laboratory Registration Council (TE-LARC) now undertakes both laboratory accreditation and quality system accreditation. This has allowed an integrated approach to be adopted focusing on quality assurance in the laboratory and the proper accreditation of quality control laboratories within industry.

    Keywords:

    testing laboratories, laboratory accreditation, quality assurance, quality control, quality system accreditation


    Author Information:

    Bell, MR
    Deputy director, Testing Laboratory Registration Council of New Zealand (TELARC), Remuera, Auckland


    Committee/Subcommittee: E36.60

    DOI: 10.1520/STP25276S