HOW IT WORKS
The Emerald Test™ takes place in the Spring and Fall of each year, with enrollment open for a set period of time. The components of each test are determined by the Emerald Test Advisory Panel. Proficiency test samples are manufactured by an ISO/IEC 17043 accredited PT provider with overnight shipping where available. After receiving the PT sample, labs have a specified time period to complete the test(s) and submit their results. Results are submitted through an electronic data portal. Data analysis is provided by the sample manufacturer with software designed to meet the requirements of ISO 13528:2015.