A study of blood glucose determination by means of an interlaboratory test


  • Nodari Abelashvili
  • Irine Gotsiridze
  • Malkhaz Babuashvili




Through inter-laboratory comparison, based on the measurement process and measuring equipment conducted according to predetermined criteria, it is possible to evaluate the performance of the participants, which is known as qualification testing and is regulated in accordance with ISO 17043:2017/2018.
In the medical field, the term “external quality assessment” is used for qualification testing schemes or wider programs where samples (standard, certified, attested), products, artefacts, pieces of equipment, measurement standards, data sets or other information are used for qualification testing. The processing of measurement data, which in many cases includes a random error detector along with a systematic error detector, is carried out using mathematical statistics methods, including statistical methods that are less sensitive to small deviations from the basic assumptions surrounding the probabilistic model, which are known as robust methods. Robust methods are a powerful tool for demonstrating competence in performing tests and measurements related to qualification testing schemes.