7th October , 2021
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has called upon laboratory owners and institutions to participate in inter-laboratory comparison to ensure accuracy of their results.
The unveiling was done during an online stakeholder engagement organized by UNBS to encourage the industry to register and participate in the scheme. The Deputy Executive Director-Standards, Ms. Patricia Bageine Ejalu said that inter-laboratory comparisons are undertaken to verify that a laboratory provides correct results within the stated measurement uncertainty.
She added that the need for ongoing confidence in laboratory performance is not only essential for laboratories and their customers but also for other interested parties, such as regulators, laboratory accreditation bodies and other organizations that specify requirements for laboratories.
“Monitoring the quality of the analytical results, by using effective quality control tools, can help prevent good products being discarded and stop non-conforming products from being released to the market”, Ms. Ejalu said.
The scope of the second round covers matrices of Water, Non Carbonated Soft Drinks, UHT Milk, Coffee, Maize flour, Cosmetics, Paint, Electric cables, Steel, Cement and Calibration measurement fields of Pressure, Temperature and Mass.
Participation will be at a 50% discounted cost for Chemistry & Microbiology matrices, and a 25% discounted cost for Electrical & Materials Engineering matrices.
For participating laboratories, the potential benefits include;
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a Government Agency responsible for developing, promoting and enforcing of national standards in the protection of public health and safety, and the environment against harmful and sub-standard products.