ISO 17025 or A2LA, what?s this??

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ISO 17025 or A2LA, what´s this??

I need help!!!!!!

In which cases should the quality lab be certificated on ISO 17025??? And when by the A2LA? ??? what's the difference?

MIL GRACIAS
 
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Jim Wynne

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Walle said:
I need help!!!!!!

In which cases should the quality lab be certificated on ISO 17025??? And when by the A2LA? ??? what's the difference?

MIL GRACIAS
ISO 17025 is an international standard; A2LA is an accreditiation source. A2LA can confirm that a lab meets the standard and issue accreditiation credentials to that effect.
 
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Craig H.

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Walle:

If you look at the bottom of this page there is a list of related threads, including one where I asked a very similar question a few years ago.

Oh, and JSW correctly confirms the answer I got in my thread. No surprise there.
 

Hershal

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Walle said:
I need help!!!!!!

In which cases should the quality lab be certificated on ISO 17025??? And when by the A2LA? ??? what's the difference?

MIL GRACIAS
Each lab needs to determine if it requires accreditation under ISO/IEC 17025, and in many cases it may.....if a testing or calibration, almost certainly.

A2LA is one of six, I repeat, six accrediting bodies currently recognized in North America. The six are: IAS, NVLAP, SCC/CLAS, L-A-B, A2LA, and ACLASS.

Since you are in Mexico, I recommend contacting EMA, the Mexican accrediting body. Unless you have a pressing reason to use one of the other six, then EMA is likely your best option.

Hope this helps.

Hershal
 

Hershal

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Oh, one last note.....if you have a pressing reason to use one of the six recognized accrediting bodies outside Mexico, then talk to ALL SIX.....not just to A2LA.

Hershal
 
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