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Issue 12, 2013
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What causes most errors in chemical analysis?


In the early 1980s, emerging evidence of poor inter-laboratory precision in routine analysis for trace contaminants led to major changes in the management of analytical chemistry. The adoption of the CODEX and later VAM principles encouraged laboratories to participate regularly in proficiency test (PT) schemes; to adopt validated analytical methods; to rely increasingly on certified reference materials for calibration and validation of their test methods; to implement effective internal QC; and (more recently) to obtain accreditation to standards such as ISO 17025.

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02 May 2013
02 May 2013
First published
14 May 2013

Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 2914-2915
Article type
AMC Technical Brief

What causes most errors in chemical analysis?

Analytical Methods Committee, AMCTB No 56, Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 2914
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY90035E

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