Consumer Beware: Is Your Certified Reference Material Really Certified?

Poster Presentation

Prepared by K. Kiefer, J. Walbridge
Supelco, 595 N. Harrison Rd, Bellefonte, PA, 16823, United States


Contact Information: kathy.kiefer@sial.com; 814-359-5080


ABSTRACT

When a consumer purchases a standard, they need to know it is accurate. The function of Certified Reference Materials (CRM) is to confirm the userís measurement result. That is why there is an increasing demand for dependable certified reference materials. CRMs are used for method validation or calibration. How do you know if the CRM you purchased is certified? This presentation will define a certified reference material and what characteristics are necessary for a CRM standard according to Guide 34 and ISO/IEC 17025.