A Primer On Quality In The Analytical Laboratory / Edition 1

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Today's industrial laboratory analyst encounters issues such as qualit y control, quality assurance ISO 9000, standard operating procedures, calibration, standard reference materials, statistical control, contro l charts, proficiency testing, validation, system suitability, chain o f custody, good laboratory practices, protocol, and audits. In a well- written and readable style, A Primer on Quality in the Analytical Labo ratory provides an introduction to quality, standards, and regulations in the analytical laboratory and serves as a valuable resource to the myriad of laboratory practices.

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In preparing chemists and technicians for the real-world analytical chemical laboratory, Kenkel (Southeast Community College, Lincoln, Nebraska) includes, but goes beyond, a review of elementary statistics to introduce the principles and terminology of quality assurance (QA); good lab practices per government regulatory requirements; and what different types of QA audits, and lab accreditation and certification entail. Includes b&w photos of lab equipment, and homework exercises. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566705165
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Quality
Quality Standards and Regulations
Principles and Terminology of Quality Assurance
Elementary Statistics
Distribution of Measurements
Students "t"
Rejection of Data
Final Comments on Statistics
The Practice of Quality Assurance
Standard Operating Procedures
Calibration and Standardization
Reference Materials
Statistical Control and Control Charts
Method Selection and Development
Proficiency Testing
The Sample
Definitions and Examples
Statistics of Sampling
Sampling Handling
Good Laboratory Practices
General Provisions
Organizations and Personnel
Testing Facility Operations
Tests, Control, and Reference Substances
Protocols for and Conduct of a Study
Records and Reports
Quality Assurance Audit
Accreditation and Certification

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