Type C

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is strictly maintained, with each laboratory identified by a unique code known only to the scheme organiser and the participant. The only circumstances under which participation and/or performance records in the scheme might be divulged are where a participant shows consistently poor performance or when requested by any other regulatory authority. In the UK consistent poor performance may require the scheme organiser to divulge performance information to the National Quality Assurance Advisory Panel.