Dioxin testing: Pace successfully completes A2LA evaluation process that includes an assessment of the laboratory's compliance with ISO/IEC 17025

Successful completion of the A2LA evaluation process and assessment of Pace’s compliance with ISO/IEC 17025

On March 22, 2010, Pace Analytical received approval for accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in the environmental field of testing for EPA Methods 1613B, 8290A and Method 1668A in Potable Water, Non-potable Water, Solid Hazardous Waste and Tissue Matrices. This means that Pace Analytical is now certified to provide Dioxin and Dioxin-like compounds testing for all branches of the U.S. Military in accordance with the DOD QSM v4.1.

In addition, Pace Analytical Services, LLC, has successfully completed the A2LA evaluation process that includes an assessment of the laboratory's compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 –and was granted accreditation to perform testing in dietary supplements, food products and animal feedstocks by EPA Methods 1668A, 1613B and 8290A in accordance with ISO 17025. This meets European Union and most other international requirements for these matrices.

To attain A2LA Accreditation for testing activities identified in the DoD QSM 4.1, laboratories are required to fulfill the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, as well as the DoD requirements found in QSM 4.1 and associated appendices. A Scope of Accreditation is issued to a laboratory which identifies the specific parameters, matrices, preparation, and analytical methods. Pace Analytical’s Scope of Accreditation is available upon request.

Pace Analytical Services, LLC is the second largest environmental testing firm in the United States –operating a network of laboratories and service centers nationwide. Pace provides analytical testing, field sampling services, pharmaceutical, and medical device testing, and onsite laboratory operation and management services. For more than 30 years, Pace has been providing project support for a diverse range of commercial, industrial, engineering and government sectors. Pace Analytical prides itself in providing clients – both on a national and local level – with exceptional service, legally defensible data, and convenient online data management.