QA settings can be configured so that you can more efficiently assess the quality of your lab reports. Multiple QA Setting Profiles allow you to quickly and easily apply the correct settings for your Project. The following can be set:
QA sampling generally has to be completed at specific frequencies to satisfy regulatory or project requirements.
It is possible to set the number of specific QA Samples relative to Normal Samples, or to set the number of specific QA Samples per Sample Delivery Group or per Laboratory Report.
Field Duplicate RPD limits can be set for three different result ranges relative to the Quantitation Limit. It is common to reduce the accepted RPD at higher concentrations.
The RPD Calculation applies to Field Duplicates, Interlab Duplicates and Laboratory Duplicates.
In the above example screenshot for "Field or Interlab Duplicates" an RPD is not calculated where the result is less than 5 times the EQL.
In ESdat non-detects are managed as follows
RPD limits for Laboratory Duplicates can be set as per for Field Duplicates, however can have different values (may be tighter)
Detects in Field Blanks can be identified.
Matrix Spike, Trip Spikes, Surrogates, LCS, SRM and CRM samples can be configured to compare recoveries against laboratory provided Upper and Lower Control Limits. If lab UCL's and LCL's aren't available, users can set their own UCL and LCL values.
Acceptable ranges for Ionic Balance can be defined. TDS, Coliform and COD checks can also be enabled.
To apply consistent formatting to all your QA outputs, you can choose a default formatting to indicate non-conformances. This formatting will be used for all QA outputs that have the "Use Default" option checked.
The QA Outputs that will be included when the user clicks "Export All" can also be set as shown below.