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Print Save to File Printable View of: Module 11: Specialization File: Overview Overview Module 11: Specializations Overview A laboratory must offer a quality product (analyses) at a competitive price within a reasonable time frame. This module presents specific examples that demonstrate the interplay of these three factors and how the ultimate use of the data determines which of these factors should receive the greatest emphasis. Objectives At the end of this module students should: Learn the interrelationships between quality, price, and turnaround. Specific examples will illustrate how decisions concerning the conduct of "real life" analyses are made. Be able to answer questions involved in these decisions, which may include: What analytical suite is suitable for the project? That is, for which analytes should the laboratory conduct tests if the analytes are not specified by the customer? What (and how many) samples should be collected? That is, how does one get a representative sample and how is the number of samples limited (for cost effectiveness) while still providing sufficient data for significant results? What measures can be taken to prevent (or at least reduce) contamination? How does one recognize and deal with interferences, both from natural constituents and from outside sources? What are matrix-matched standards and what problems are associated with their use? How do we ensure reference standard purity and what happens if it is not pure? How does one determine the real cost of accreditation? Assignment Please note: The assignment is listed below and again on the final page of this module. You should consider the assignment questions as you read through the module content, then submit your assignment using the assignment submission form on the final page of this module. Using each of the objectives listed above as a guide write a Quality Assurance guide for the analysis of: A bag containing 100grams of white powder which contains either a drug or pesticide, and 100ml of human urine screening positive for the presence of a controlled substance Page 1 of 27 Module 11: Specialization 8/2/2009 ..
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File: Introduction Introduction Module 11: Specializations Introduction In an analytical laboratory, implementation of a recognized quality regime is essential for maintaining a competitive advantage in the market place. That is, a proven quality program enables the laboratory to win more business. Laboratory management may adopt the rather cynical viewpoint that analytical quality control (AQC) is a necessary evil or, alternatively, it may consider AQC necessary for the delivery of the highest quality service.
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2011 for the course VME 6766 taught by Professor Dr.grundmann during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

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