The ANAB sampling organization accreditation program allows organizations performing sample collection to demonstrate their competence in the collection of samples and promote confidence in sampling.
The foundation of any laboratory or inspection body’s reputation is built on confidence in the ability to provide correct and reliable data. Appropriate sampling methodology including the collection, labeling, and handling of samples used for testing and inspection are vital to the reliability and overall quality of the data produced.
Our goal through accreditation is to improve the quality of the organizations performing sample collection activities and the quality of the samples collected. Accreditation of sampling organizations can support all industries relying on high quality sample collection to assure quality of their data.
ANAB accredited sampling organizations are required to operate under a quality management system and have processes and procedures in place for assuring the quality of the environmental sample collection activities performed. This includes requirements for the competency of staff, validity in the sampling methodology and techniques used, and correct performance of the sample collection activities.
Sampling organizations can be accredited for a wide variety of sample collection activities used by laboratories and inspection bodies in all industries. Accreditation can help move your sample collection activities toward global recognition, consistent operations, and a competitive advantage.
ANAB has a long history providing accreditation to sampling organizations using ISO/IEC 17025 and other industry accepted standards. The ANAB is recognized internationally by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and nationally by the NELAC Institute (TNI) for sampling.