Beta Analytic Receives ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation

Beta Analytic, a leading provider of radiocarbon dating services, was awarded the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation by Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA Testing #59423), for its laboratory in Miami, Florida. The ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation is the highest level of recognized quality any testing or calibration laboratory can attain.


Beta Analytic’s Miami lab has demonstrated technical competence in the measurement of natural levels of radiocarbon by Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) as well as in the measurement of the stable isotope ratios of carbon, deuterium, nitrogen, and oxygen by Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS) and Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS).

Specific tests covered by the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation are the determination of:

Beta Analytic’s ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation bolsters its reputation as a highly competent and reliable testing laboratory and makes it a prime choice not only in radiocarbon dating but also in renewable carbon testing and bio-based testing.

The ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation is the international standard for testing and calibration laboratories. Only those facilities that have complied with the standard’s management and technical requirements are given the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation.

An ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation means the laboratory has a high quality management system that is well documented and has demonstrated technical competence. Only laboratories with qualified staff and reliable methodologies and equipment are granted an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation.

Joint ISO-ILAC-IAF Communique

This laboratory is accredited in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope and the operation of a laboratory quality management system (refer to joint ISO-ILAC-IAF Communiqué dated April 2017).

The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) concur with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that “a laboratory’s fulfillment of the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 means the laboratory meets both the technical competence requirements and management system requirements necessary for it to consistently deliver technically valid test results and calibrations.”

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