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.