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Experiences in organising of proficiency tests since six years

Bettina Glanzmann

abstract In Switzerland, for forensic science laboratories, which are analysing traces of crime scenes for the DNA database,
it is mandatory to be accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025. One of the quality assurances is that the
laboratories have to participate in proficiency tests every year. Since 2011, our laboratory is responsible for the
organisation and preparation of two annual swiss interlaboratory proficiency tests (CH-RV). Nowadays, nine
laboratories participate regularly in the proficiency test, most of those laboratories are working already a long
time in forensic science, others normally do only paternity test in their daily work. In this paper, we present the
reasons for a swiss proficiency test, as well as the history of the organisation of a proficiency test for a small
number of participants.
   
keywords Proficiency test
Swiss
   
citation Glanzmann B. Experiences in organising of proficiency tests since six years. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 6 (2017) 2017;e332-e334.
   
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 20-9-2017
journal title Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 6 (2017)
publisher Elsevier
pages e332-e334
DOI 10.1016/j.fsigss.2017.09.121
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