ISO/CASCO made the decision to revise ISO/IEC 17020 in December of 2022. Over the past few years, similar standards have been revised, and in order to more closely align with those standards, ISO/IEC 17020 will be revised as well. The updated standard will incorporate revisions determined by the
A2LA Director of Government Relations, Randall Querry, Selected for Leadership Maryland Class of 2023
Querry one of 53 people selected to participate in statewide professional development program Frederick, Md (February 22, 2023) – The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), one of the largest conformity assessment accreditation bodies in the world, is proud to
What is Laboratory Accreditation?
A2LA is one of the largest laboratory accreditation bodies in the world; but what is laboratory accreditation and why does it matter? Laboratory accreditation is a formal recognition earned by organizations proving they are qualified, competent, and comply with international standards.
A2LA Thanks the IAAC and Its Founding Members
As of January 1, 2023, A2LA will no longer maintain its recognition with the Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC). A2LA became a member of both the IAAC and APLAC (now identified as APAC) to offer leadership and support to aid in the development of the regions. However, maintaining
International Organization for Standardization Publishes Revisions to ISO 15189
A2LA staff member Randy Querry among team of experts who developed the 4th edition of the standard Frederick, Md (December 7, 2022) – The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the 4th edition of ISO 15189:2022 on December 6, 2022. The revisions to the standard
A2LA First Accreditation Body to Include ISO 20387 in APAC Mutual Recognition Agreement
June 28, 2022 – Frederick, MD – The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), one of the largest conformity assessment accreditation bodies in the world, is proud to announce that ISO 20387 has been added to its Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with The Asia Pacific Accreditation
Hops Latent Viroid – Don’t Let HLVd Kill Your Cannabis Budzz!
A2LA is Calling on All Cannabis Testing Laboratories! Have Your Growers' Back While Helping to Protect the Cannabis Industry. It is well understood that viral pathogens can have a devastating impact. Pathogens such as COVID-19 have ripped apart our world and can spread like wildfire. Plant-based
New Semiconductor Chip Bills & The Value of Accreditation & Testing
Semiconductors have regularly made headlines this summer as congress deliberated on several bills in efforts to bolster the U.S. semiconductor manufacturing industry. Congress passed HB 4346, referred to as the “Chips-plus” and the “chips and science” bill, volleying it to the Executive Branch for