The Badge

An Emerald Badge will be issued to top performing labs.  The criteria for selecting labs which receive an Emerald Badge is defined by the Emerald Test Advisory Panel.  In previous, single-analyte tests, the badge was awarded to labs which performed at or below =/-10% of the actual value of the test.  However, with multiple-analyte tests,  the calculations become more difficult.  The Advisory Panel has recommended the use of  a Z score of +/-1 to qualify for the badge.  This is a more robust and rational statistical evaluation that will be performed after all of the test data has been received.

Badges come with a one-year license, and can be used on the lab’s website, or for any digital or print marketing campaigns.  Display of the Emerald Test Badge demonstrates to its customers a lab’s proficiency and commitment to excellence.