Glossary of terms used in traceability in laboratory medicine



Metrology is the science of measurement. It has associated with it a range of terms that may not be familiar to laboratory medicine specialists. Therefore, understanding metrological traceability in laboratory medicine may appear more complex than it needs to be.  To provide clarification the JCTLM has produced a glossary of terms used in traceability in laboratory medicine. The glossary has three components:

  1. The term being defined
  2. A explanation of the term in everyday language
  3. The formal definition of the term with a reference to the source of that definition


The glossary may be accessed here.  The glossary is also available in the Resources section of this website

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