(1999; 168 pages) [Spanish]
3.4 Use in the calibration of an instrument
Where the chemical reference substance is to be employed as calibration material, the extent of testing is similar to that for a chemical reference substance used in assays. Several laboratories should collaborate in testing the proposed substance using a variety of techniques to check that its purity is adequate. An appropriate number of collaborating laboratories should also participate, after the reference substance has been deemed suitable, to establish a value for the essential property of the substance using an appropriate instrument.