The Beryllium Proficiency Analytical Testing (BePAT) Program serves as an external quality assurance program for laboratories analyzing beryllium on filter media. The program is designed to assist laboratories in evaluating analytical performance. Samples are shipped for analysis to participating laboratories on a tri-annual basis. Statistical analyses are performed on the resulting data.
An evaluation report is provided to each laboratory allowing each participant to determine their current capability level and compare to an industry standard.
The program is specifically recommended for laboratories analyzing samples for the Department of Energy in accordance with the Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program as specified in 10 CFR Part 850.24, Section (f) Periodic Exposure Monitoring, Analysis. However, participation is open to all laboratories*.
*Any foreign entity must meet U. S. Federal export requirements.