National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia
Scope of Accreditation
Chemical Reference Values
Date of Accreditation
11 Apr 2012
105 Delhi Road
North Ryde, NSW 2113
Services available to external clients
Scope of Accreditation
ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)
- The uncertainty of measurement is reported as an expanded uncertainty having a level of confidence of 95% unless stated otherwise
|Chemical metrology - Provision of reference values in substances||Agrichemicals; Clinical biomarkers; Ethanol solutions; Illicit drugs; Steroids and anti-doping substances; Veterinary chemicals||Mass fraction||Mass balance; Quantitative Nuclear magnetic resonance (qNMR)||Reference Materials Producers Quality Manual||Pure organic compounds within the molecular weight range of 40 to 800 g/mol|
CapabilityDetermination of mass fraction of pure organic compounds with molecular weight range of 40 - 800 g/mol with measurement uncertainty of -
0.3% to 2.5% relative for molecular weights 40 to 500 g/mol
0.5% to 2.5% for molecular weights 501 to 800 g/mol
Supported by CIPM Key Comparisons CCQM-K55a, b, c and d; CCQM-K104
Covers compounds which are amenable to the mass balance and/or qNMR approach. This includes but is not limited to Amphetamines and related compounds; Antibiotics and metabolites; Butiophenones (α-aminopropiophenones); Cathinones (α-aminopropiophenones); Cocaine and related substances; Cocaine metabolites; Ephedrine and related substances; Ethanol; Non-peptide growth promotants and metabolites; Non-peptide hormone antagonists and modulators; Opiates and related substances; Pentiophenones (α-alkylamino) and related substances; Pesticides; Phenylethylamines and related compounds; Prohormones and metabolites; Stimulants; Synthetic cannabinoids; Synthetic steroids and metabolites; Testosterone and metabolites; Veterinary steroids.
|Agricultural products; Aqueous and organic solutions; Biological fluids and tissues; Foodstuffs; Illicit drugs; Pharmaceuticals; Sediments and soils; Waters||Concentration; Mass fraction||Densitometry; GC-MS-MS; ICP-MS; Isotope dilution GC-MS-MS; Isotope dilution LC-MS-MS; LC-MS-MS; Quantitative Nuclear magnetic resonance (qNMR)||Reference Materials Producers Quality Manual||
Organic compounds within the molecular weight range of 70 to 800 g/mol
Inorganic compounds within the molecular weight range of 6 to 238 g/mol
CapabilityDetermination of mass fraction and/or concentration of organic compounds, metals and metalloid elements with a minimum concentration 0.0001 mg/kg and with uncertainty of measurement of 0.35% - 25% relative
Supported by CIPM Key Comparisons CCQM-K5; CCQM-K6; CCQM-K8; CCQM-K13; CCQM-K21; CCQM-K24; CCQM-K25; CCQM-K27; CCQM-K28; CCQM-K30; CCQM-K43; CCQM-K56; CCQM-K60; CCQM-K63; CCQM-K69; CCQM-K70; CCQM-K79; CCQM-K81; CCQM-K87; CCQM -K89; CCQM-K95; CCQM-K100; CCQM-K102; CCQM-K108; CCQM-K109; CCQM-K123; CCQM-K124; CCQM-K125; CCQM-K132; CCQM-K139; CCQM-K141 and CCQM-K145
Covers compounds that are amenable to GC-MS-MS; LC-MS-MS; ICP-MS and qNMR. This includes but is not limited to Antibiotics in foodstuffs; Clinical markers in biological fluids; Ethanol solutions; Hormones; Hydrocarbons in soils and sediments; Illicit drug preparations; Metal and metalloid elements in pharmaceuticals, soils, sediments, water, food and biological fluids; Pesticides in agricultural products, aqueous solutions and foodstuffs; Per- and polyfluroalkyl substances (PFAS) in water; Steroids and metabolites in biological fluids and solutions; Vitamins in biological fluids and foodstuffs; Polyhalogenated biophenyls in sediments and soils.
|Amino acids; Animal hair; Biological fluids and tissues; Flora; Foodstuffs; Human hair; Illicit drugs; Pure organic compounds; Solutions||Stable carbon isotope ratio||Elemental analysis - Isotope ratio mass spectrometry (EA-IRMS); Gas chromatography - Combustion - Isotope ratio mass spectrometry (GC-C-IRMS)||Reference Materials Producers Quality Manual||Organic compounds combustible at temperatures up to 950ºC|
CapabilityDetermination of stable carbon isotope ratio values (δ13CVPDB/%) -10 to -32 with a measurement uncertainty of 0.10 to 2.00
Supported by CIPM Key Comparison CCQM-K140
Covers organic compounds (in pure form, solutions and matrices) combustible at temperatures up to 950ºC. This includes but is not limited to Amino acids; Caffeine; Edible oils; Graphite; Honey; Human tissues; Illicit drugs; Meat; Plant materials; Plant derived mineral oils; Synthetic and endogenous steroids and metabolites in pure compounds and in biological fluids.
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10 Dec 2023