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Author(s):Jones, J. Benton Jr.; White, William C.
Author Affiliation:Soil and Plant Analysis Council, Inc., Georgia University Station, P.O. Box 2007, Athens, GA 30612-0007; Resource Washington, Inc., 1300 L Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005
Title:An accreditation program for soil and plant analysis laboratories
Source:Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. Vol. 25, No. 7/8, 1994, p. 843-857.
# of Pages:15
Publishing Information:New York, NY: Marcel Dekker
Related Web URL:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00103629409369084
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Facilities; Professional services; Certification
Abstract/Contents:"A laboratory accreditation program has been recently developed by the Soil and Plant Analysis Council for implementation in 1994." Describes and outlines the proposed accreditation program for soil and plant analysis laboratories, including the development of the accreditation document and the program's goals, mission, and approach. The document outlines the following: introduction, criteria and requirements, proficiency testing, qualifications and training of assessors, procedures for on-site assignments, decision to accredit or not, and renewals and appeals. Other subjects discussed are: a definition of accreditation, why laboratories become accredited, laboratory organization and management, "quality system" requirements, personnel qualifications, testing methods, facilities and diagnostic equipment, records, traceability, sample handling, test results, sub-contracting, complaints, and biennial reviews and renewals.
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Jones, J. B. Jr., and W. C. White. 1994. An accreditation program for soil and plant analysis laboratories. Commun. Soil. Sci. Plant Anal. 25(7/8):p. 843-857.
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