Results from proficiency tests gathered over the past two decades by the laboratory for low level radioactivity measurements for liquid scintillation counting of 3H (184 results) and 14C (74 results) are used to verify the validated measurement methods used by the laboratory, in particular the estimated uncertainty budget of the method and its reproducibility and stability. A linear regression approach is used for the analysis of the results, described in the literature as the long term uncertainty in measurement method. The present study clearly indicates the advantages of using proficiency test results in identifying possible constant or proportional bias effects as well as the possibility to compare the laboratory performance with the performance of peer laboratories.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1 Nov 2017|
|Event||2017 LSC - International conference on advances in Liquid Scintillation Spectrometry - Copenhagen|
Duration: 1 May 2017 → 5 May 2017