Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 405, Issue 13, pp 4437–4441 | Cite as

The development and implementation of quality assurance programs to support nutritional measurements

  • L. C. Sander
  • M. Bedner
  • D. L. Duewer
  • K. A. Lippa
  • M. M. Phillips
  • K. W. Phinney
  • C. A. Rimmer
  • M. M. Schantz
  • K. E. Sharpless
  • S. S. -C. Tai
  • J. B. Thomas
  • S. A. Wise
  • L. J. Wood
  • J. M. Betz
  • P. M. Coates
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Abstract

The National Institute of Standards and Technology administers quality assurance programs devoted to improving measurements of nutrients and related metabolites in foods, dietary supplements, and serum and plasma samples. These programs have been developed in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health to assist measurement communities in their efforts to achieve accurate results that are comparable among different laboratories and over time. Targeted analytes include micronutrients, botanical markers, nutritional elements, contaminants, fatty acids, and vitamin D metabolites.

Keywords

Quality assurance Accuracy Precision Comparability Concordance Nutrients Dietary supplements Vitamin D metabolites Fatty acids 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. C. Sander
    • 1
  • M. Bedner
    • 1
  • D. L. Duewer
    • 1
  • K. A. Lippa
    • 1
  • M. M. Phillips
    • 1
  • K. W. Phinney
    • 1
  • C. A. Rimmer
    • 1
  • M. M. Schantz
    • 1
  • K. E. Sharpless
    • 1
  • S. S. -C. Tai
    • 1
  • J. B. Thomas
    • 1
  • S. A. Wise
    • 1
  • L. J. Wood
    • 1
  • J. M. Betz
    • 2
  • P. M. Coates
    • 2
  1. 1.Chemical Sciences DivisionNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA
  2. 2.Office of Dietary SupplementsNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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