|A complete list of the analytical – characterization services available from the ASU is presented below:
To ensure the best results for our clients, the Analytical Services Unit has implemented a comprehensive Quality Control/Quality Assurance Program. Quality Assurance is a set of operating principles that, if strictly followed during the sample delivery and analysis, will produce accurate data of defensible quality. This program is designed to comply with ISO 9002 regulatory agencies and applies to all samples submitted to the laboratory. A comprehensive Quality Control/Quality Assurance Program is in place in the unit.
Elements of the QA/QC program include:
Quality assurance audits, such as inter-comparison studies, internal standards, quality control samples, and replication samples are used to maintain quality analytical results. Our QA/QC program has been established for our customers, to ensure them that their results are accurate and precise.
All instruments are validated on a regular basis, according to standard procedures. The instrument response must be within specified limits. Also, to ensure rapid turn around, the instruments are properly maintained.
It is essential to ensure sample integrity from sample collection to data reporting. This includes the ability to trace possession and handling of the samples from the time of collection through analysis and final disposition. This process is referred to as chain-of-custody. At ASU chain-of-custody is managed as follows: