Commitment to Quality

ISO/IEC 17025:2017

CDPHE Drinking Water - Microbiology

Murray-Brown Laboratories’ meticulous and extensive Quality Management System defines the rigorous Standard of Service by which it operates, and is comprised of numerous managerial and technical procedures which are carefully crafted in accordance with meticulously selected and appropriate reference materials.

MBL expends great effort in ensuring the methods we offer in our catalog of testing services are up-to-date, accurate, and appropriate for our Customers.  Unless specified by the Customer in writing, MBL will select the method believed to be the most appropriate for analyzing samples based upon the information given by the Customer.  MBL will notify the Customer when a method specified by the latter is believed to be inappropriate or out of date and reserves the right to decline the use of such a method.

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is an internationally recognized standard of quality for testing laboratories in the food industry.  MBL is audited by an ISO Accredited third-party every year to verify continued compliance with the standard.  MBLs’ ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Certificate itemizes all analyses/methods for which we are accredited.

Every MBL employee must consistently and constantly comply with the processes and procedures set forth by the QMS.

This is required to ultimately ensure the quality of all testing procedures and related results carried out and produced by MBL.

Our goal is to maintain our High Standard of Service, satisfy the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, the needs of its Customers,  and regulatory authorities or organizations providing recognition.

MBL also maintains certification for the Microbiological Examination of Water (Safe Drinking Water Act, 40CFR 141) by the State of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and will therefore operate in accordance with these associated requirements as found in the EPA’s Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water.  This certification requires an audit by the State of Colorado every other year.

MBL participates in extensive proficiency testing activities offered by 3rd party providers such as AOAC, LGC, ERA etc.  These activities provide interested parties and MBL with objective evidence of its capability to produce data that is both accurate and repeatable for the activities listed in its scope of accreditation and beyond.