Who We Are
Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (L-A-B), a division of A-S-B, a Michigan corporation, was established to provide laboratory accreditation services to independent and captive, testing and calibration laboratories across North America. Laboratory Accreditation Bureau conforms to ISO/IEC 17011 in assessing and accrediting laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025. Additional information about related bodies to L-A-B is available upon request.
About A-S-B and Its Divisions
Accreditation Services Bureau (A-S-B) is a nationally and internationally recognized, nongovernmental, independent, limited liability company. A-S-B operates voluntary accreditation divisions: Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (L-A-B) to accredit calibration and testing laboratories and Inspection Services Accreditation Bureau (IS-A-B) to accredit inspection service organizations. A-S-B provides a service to regulators and specifiers by utilizing sector specific requirements in the assessment by designated divisions for the purposes of meeting those requirements.
Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (L-A-B) is the A-S-B division that accredits testing and calibration laboratories. L-A-B is a multi-service laboratory accreditation division covering many different fields with related disciplines. The laboratory accreditation division is specified by regulators and specifiers for the delivery of ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. The divisional responsibilities include field sampling and measurement organizations (FSMO) accreditation.
Inspection Services Accreditation Bureau (IS-A-B) is the A-S-B division that accredits inspection services organizations. IS-A-B is a multi-service inspection body accreditation division covering many fields with related disciplines. The inspection services accreditation division is specified by regulators and specifiers for the delivery of ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation. Included in the divisional responsibilities include the accreditation of “special” inspection service organizations. IS-A-B’s website will be up and running soon to better service its clients. L-A-B’s application link is applicable for both divisions of A-S-B.
L-A-B, as a division of A-S-B, is a recognized accreditation body, dedicating itself to continually:
- Providing service for our client’s needs
- Improving the quality of laboratories and the services they provide
- Increasing the acceptance of accredited laboratories worldwide
- Complying with ISO/IEC 17011