May 4, 2016


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Paragon Systems’ Concord facility is accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) as a testing laboratory for the tests in our Scope. Our management and quality systems, technical staff and calibration protocols were reviewed as part of the accreditation.In addition to ensuring that we have appropriate management systems in place (ISO 9000 compliant) our accreditation formally recognizes our organization’s technical competency to perform specific tests or types of tests. The requirements for laboratory accreditation are contained in ISO/IEC 17025, recognized worldwide as the standard for assuring quality testing
services.A2LA also works with other national accreditation organizations worldwide through its Mutual Recognition Agreement partners. Our A2LA accreditation is internationally recognized through the following recognition agreements:

  • Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC)
  • European Cooperation for Accreditation (EA)
  • Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) – North & South America
  • International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC)

Our A2LA scope of accreditation is available here