Many countries accept the use of alternative methods for official testing if they have been validated through recognized third party organizations such as AOAC INTERNATIONAL, MicroVal®, AFNOR Certification, or NordVal International. Some countries also allow laboratories to use alternative methods that are specified under the scope of their ISO 17025 accreditation when they have been verified for use with matrices of interest. The tool below provides links to these recognized validated alternative methods. When using the "Selector" below for these methods, please choose “Global” as the country name to access the methods and available validation study reports.
For those countries that specify 3M methods in their regulations, choose the country name to access or locate information concerning the regulation.
To find the appropriate validation, please select the Product Platform, Product and Country below.