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The Proposed 13th Edition of Standards for Relationship Testing Laboratories

The proposed 13th edition of Standards for Relationship Testing Laboratories is available for public comment from March 17, 2017 until May 17, 2017. A summary of significant changes is provided to facilitate review of the proposed Standards.

After the conclusion of the comment period, the Relationship Testing Standards Program Unit will meet to review all comments submitted.  The 13th edition will go into effect on January 1, 2018.

To Comment on the Proposed Standards:

  1. Submit comments by May 17, 2017 through the online form. Users can also submit comments via email to standards@aabb.org.
  2. Include name and postal address/fax number/email address, as appropriate.
  3. Identify the standard by its number at the beginning of the comments.  This identification is especially helpful if you comment on more than one standard.
  4. Provide alternative wording if you think it would improve the clarity of a standard.  If you agree or disagree strongly with a proposed change, please state your reasons or submit data.


Summary of Significant Changes and Proposed Standards for Relationship Testing Laboratories, 13th Edition (PDF)