June 3, 2020
ANAB Accreditation Supports California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program
ANAB can accredit laboratories under the California State Water Resources Control Board Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) by virtue of ANAB’s recognition as by The NELAC Institute (TNI) as a non-governmental accreditation body.
The California ELAP oversees more than 650 laboratories that regulate testing of drinking water, wastewater discharges, and hazardous waste cleanup sites throughout the state.
Under new regulations, laboratories are required to be accredited to the TNI Standard for managing all factors that potentially can affect the quality of laboratory results. Previously, laboratories were required to meet only the requirements in the analytical methods they perform, but the TNI Standard requires facilities to control a broader scope of influential factors.
The requirement for accreditation of laboratories is a significant move, given that laboratory data provides a foundation for public health and environmental protection. ANAB supports the California Water Board’s commitment to ensuring ELAP labs meet common requirements and generate high-quality data.
ANAB is one of the few providers that can offer accreditation services for ISO/IEC 17025 and the Department of Defense Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (DoD ELAP) in conjunction with a California ELAP assessment.
Laboratories interested in attaining accreditation can request a quote or call ANAB at 414-501-5494.