“Part 1 of a 4 part series.
When you or your client have an environmental decision pending, whether it’s a determination for regulatory compliance, extent of contamination, remediation status, background characterization, etc. you depend on a qualified environmental laboratory for your analytical test results. Are all environmental laboratories equivalent and to be treated as a commodity? In a world driven by better, faster, and cheaper, you need to be confident that your laboratory’s quality and data integrity systems provide data suitable for making the correct decisions.
This presentation provides an overview of environmental laboratory quality assurance (QA), quality controls (QC), and data integrity. It provides background information for selecting a laboratory, guidance for understanding the benefits and limitations of laboratory certifications, and your risks in a laboratory selection decision.”