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This International Standard specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods. This International Standard is applicable to all organizations performing tests and/or calibrations. These include, for example, first-, second- and third-party laboratories, and laboratories where testing and/or calibration forms part of inspection and product certification. This International Standard is applicable to all laboratories regardless of t he number of personnel or the extent of the scope of testing and/or calibration activities. When a laboratory does not under take one or more of the activities covered by this International Standard, such as sampling and the design/development of new methods, the requirements of those clauses do not apply. The notes given provide clarification of the text, examples and guidance. They do not contain requirements and do not form an integral part of this International Standard. This International Standard is for use by laboratories in developing their management system for quality, administrative and technical operations. Laboratory customers, regulatory authorities and accreditation bodies may also use it in confirming or recognizing the competence of laboratories. This International Standard is no t intended to be used as the basis for certification of laboratories.