One of the misconceptions about 17025 is that it is a management system standard. It is not. It is a QA / QC standard with some management system components in it.
Most of the processes in a laboratory are not management system ones. They are testing and calibration ones and those have already been defined by the testing and calibration method published by ISO, ITU, IEC, ASTM, CODEX, IEEE, FAO etc.
These are the processes that define the requirements for the work of a lab. The only job of the QMS is to support the work of the people in the lab that perform these other processes. That is why Patrick has mentioned that process principally applies to clause 7 (what used to be clause 5).
The biggest piece of process work in a lab is demonstrating that it can implement the processes contained in the published test methods it uses and produce technically valid results against those methods.
This means that 17025 is based on different principles than 9001
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