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Total Allowable Errors

What literature/resources do labs use to obtain total allowable error (TAE) values when it comes to validations, biannual comparison, or linearity studies? Respondents shared numerous resources, the top two being 1) the participant summary for the linearity and calibration verification experiment series published by CAP and 2) the Data Innovations website. Other recommendations included the Westgard website and Callum Fraser’s book “Biological Variation: From Principles to Practice,” among others.


Marijuana (THC) Testing

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