External audit of an ISO 17025 validated ICP-MS method

A client is questioning the quality of an ICP-MS method developed and validated by his own QC laboratory. He fears that the method lacks reliability and has not been validated in compliance with ISO 17025 requirements.

KAIN is asked as an expert analytical chemist to conduct an external audit and assess both the shortcomings of the ICP-MS method as the followed validation procedure. Based on the outcome of the assessment the client decides to partly revalidate the method.