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The Proposed 14th edition of Standards for Relationship Testing Laboratories

The proposed 14th edition of Standards for Relationship Testing Laboratories is available for public comment from March 15, 2019 until May 15, 2019. 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 Committee will meet to review all comments submitted.  The 14th edition will go into effect on January 1, 2020.

To Comment on the Proposed Standards:

  1. Submit comments by May 15th through the fillable 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, 14th Edition (PDF)