Quality Assurance/Quality Control
at Phase Separation Science, Inc. is maintained by a management control
system designed to accompany each sample throughout the analytical process.
Each sample(s) and/or project(s) is logged with a Work Order Number (WO), a numerical designation which is discrete for the given project. The WO designation appears on each Certificate of Analysis (COA), as well as calculation logs, if applicable. Each sample is maintained in the appropriate conditions, as defined by documented analytical protocol.
Samples are typically analyzed in conjunction with blanks, internal or external standards, surrogates, and continuing calibration standards to monitor both analyst and instrument performance.
Analytical instruments are operated according to the manufacturers recommendations. The analysis of calibration standards is used to observe instrument conditions on a daily basis. Historical instrument data is retained to assist in the long term serviceability and responsiveness of future repairs.
Computerized Electronic Data Deliverables
Outliers or other abnormal values are carefully scrutinized, and samples are reanalyzed if the abnormalities cannot be explained. In cases where results from spiked samples suggest interference, attempts are made to resolve the interference problem, or alternate analytical procedures may be used with client approval. If the interference problem cannot be resolved, it is annotated on the report. Reports are customized to meet project requirements. Many standard formats for both hardcopy and electronic deliverables are available and may be selected or modified as required during the pre-project planning discussion with the PSS Project Manager.
Validatable Data Package Deliverables