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Standard Interpretation

SIR #: 422
Standard: 2016
Section: V1M2, Section


This section of the Standard specifies, "Documented procedures shall exist for the purchase, receipt and storage of consumable materials used for the technical operations of the laboratory."

Question: What does the Standard mean by "technical operations of the laboratory"? Would a 1:1 HCl dropper used to acidify a VOC sample during sample collection require the documentation and labeling of paragraphs b) and/or d)? Do reagents that are used at collection fall under the definition of "technical operations of the laboratory"?


If the laboratory provides or uses the reagents, they would be part of the "technical operations of the laboratory" and would therefore require documented procedures as described in section If the reagents are provided by the client, they would not fall under the "technical operations of the laboratory."