Chapter 3. Sampling

  1. Elizabeth Prichard B.Sc., Ph.D., FRSC, CChem. Senior Research Fellow Associate Professor Government Chemist editor staff professional analyst partner and
  2. Vicki Barwick B.Sc Government Chemist analyst Project Manager co-authored

Published Online: 5 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470517772.ch3

Quality Assurance in Analytical Chemistry

Quality Assurance in Analytical Chemistry

How to Cite

Prichard, E. and Barwick, V. (2007) Sampling, in Quality Assurance in Analytical Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470517772.ch3

Author Information

  1. LGC, Teddington, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 24 AUG 2007

Book Series:

  1. Analytical Techniques in the Sciences

Book Series Editors:

  1. David J. Ando

Series Editor Information

  1. Dartford, Kent, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470012031

Online ISBN: 9780470517772



  • sampling plan and IUPAC;
  • probability (or random) sampling;
  • sample measured - storage and subsampling;
  • sampling importance;
  • sampling uncertainty;
  • composite sampling;
  • acceptance sampling and predetermined sampling plan;
  • sample numbers and ‘sample size’;
  • acceptance quality limit (AQL)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sampling Defined

  • Types of Samples

  • The Sampling Plan

  • Sample Numbers and Sample Size

  • Subsampling

  • Sample Handling and Storage

  • References