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What is EQA Test in ISO17025

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What is EQA Test in ISO17025

Our lab is a petrol and diesel lab, and our lab says we need to do an EQA Test to get iso 17025. I did not understand the EQA Test.

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ISO 17025 DOCUMENTATION TOOLKIT

Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.

ISO 17025 DOCUMENTATION TOOLKIT

Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.

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Tracey Evans Sep 26, 2021

EQA stands for “External Quality Assurance” and refers to the ISO 17025 requirements in clause 7.7 Ensuring the validity of results, for a laboratory to  monitor its performance by comparison with results of other laboratories. How a laboratory does this depends on the type of testing and the type of comparison that is available and appropriate. This can be participation in proficiency testing or other means, for example, is appropriate bi-lateral comparisons or use of certified reference material. I suggest you contact your accreditation body and obtain their rules for Proficiency Testing and other comparison programme requirements for ISO 17025 accredited facilities in your sector. See too the ILAC P9:06/2014 ILAC Policy for Participation in Proficiency Testing Activities (the policy for accreditation bodies on the use of proficiency testing activities in the accreditation process), available from https://ilac.org/publications-and-resources/ilac-policy-series/

For more information, have a look at previously answered topic Documentation and PT program https://community.advisera.com/topic/documentation-and-pt-program/

For more information on what is required for ISO 17025, read the whitepaper Clause-by-clause explanation of ISO 17025:2017 available for download from https://advisera.com/17025academy/free-downloads/ and preview the Toolkit at https://advisera.com/17025academy/iso-17025-documentation-toolkit/ which includes the Quality Assurance Procedure and the Proficiency Testing Record.

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