Zacariah L. Hildenbrand | Authors

Articles

Accredited Forensics Laboratories Are Not Properly Validating and Controlling Their Blood Alcohol Determination Methods

The lack of proper method validation has important implications in blood alcohol concentration (BAC) determinations. We examine this issue, addressing the importance of gas chromatography (GC) for BAC determination, why certain validation procedures are important, and why accreditation bodies need to step up their game.

The LCGC Blog: Laboratory Accreditation is Not a Cloak of Infallibility

If your decision making relies on analytical chemistry, then you want to be confident that the measurements are an accurate representation of the matrix that is being analyzed, and that they are of “publication” quality. But how can you know for sure if the analytical laboratory that you’ve selected is producing reliable data?