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8. Internal quality control

Standards

  • ISO Guide 80:2014. Guidance for the in-house preparation of quality control materials (QCMs) (www.iso.org)
  • ISO 7870-1:2014. Control charts -- Part 1: General guidelines. (www.iso.org)
  • ISO 7870-2:2013. Control charts -- Part 1: Shewhart control charts. (www.iso.org)
  • ISO 7870-3:2012. Control charts -- Part 3: Acceptance control charts. (www.iso.org)
  • ISO 7870-4:2011. Control charts -- Part 4: Cumulative sum charts. (www.iso.org)
  • ISO/TS 13530:2009. Water quality -- Guidance on analytical quality control for chemical and physicochemical water analysis. (www.iso.org)

Guides

  • Internal Quality ConTROLL, Handbook for chemical laboratories, Edition 5.1, Nordtest Report TR569, 2018 (www.nordtest.info)

Articles and reports

  • M. Thompson, B. Magnusson, Methodology in internal quality control of chemical analysis, Accred. Qual. Assur., 2013, 18, 271-278 (www.link.springer.com)
  • M. J. Gardner, Quality control techniques for chemical analysis: some current shortcomings and possible future developments, Accred. Qual. Assur., 2007, 12, 653-657 (www.link.springer.com)
  • M. Thompson, R. Wood, Harmonized guidelines for internal quality control in analytical chemistry laboratories, Pure Appl. Chem., 1995, 67, 49-56 (www.degruyter.com/pac)
  • AMC Technical Briefs, RSC,(www.rsc.org/Membership/Networking/InterestGroups/Analytical/AMC/TechnicalBriefs.asp):
    • AMC TB 51-2012, Quality control of routine sampling in chemical analysis
    • AMC TB 49-2011, Sporadic blunders
    • AMC TB 46-2010, Internal quality control in routine analysis
    • AMC TB 12-2003, The J-chart: a simple plot that combines the capabilities of Shewhart and cusum charts, for use in analytical quality control
    • AMC TB 09-2001, A simple fitness-for-purpose control chart based on duplicate results obtained from routine test materials

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