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Quality Assurance

  • LIZ THOMPSON
  • PAMELA GREENLAW
  • LINDA SELVIG
  • KEN INN

Abstract

Quality assurance (QA) describes the effort by a laboratory organization to produce trustworthy results. Every laboratory, no matter how small, must maintain a continuing effort to confirm instrument calibration, measurement reproducibility, and applicability of analytical methods. These efforts must be documented so that the results achieved by the laboratory can be used confidently in a decisionmaking program. Various decision-making programs are supported by radioanalytical chemistry. A partial list of these programs includes

Keywords

Quality Assurance Control Chart Quality Control Sample Interlaboratory Comparison Minimum Detectable Concentration 
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Copyright information

© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • LIZ THOMPSON
    • 1
  • PAMELA GREENLAW
    • 2
  • LINDA SELVIG
    • 3
  • KEN INN
    • 4
  1. 1.Environmental Radiation Branch, Georgia Tech Research InstituteGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta
  2. 2.Department of Homeland SecurityWashington
  3. 3.Centennial High SchoolBoise
  4. 4.National Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburg

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