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The Development and Implementation of Quality Assurance Programs to Support Nutritional Measurements



Lane C. Sander, Mary Bedner, David L. Duewer, Katrice A. Lippa, Melissa M. Phillips, Karen W. Phinney, Catherine A. Rimmer, Michele M. Schantz, Katherine E. Sharpless, Susan Tai, Jeanice M. Brown Thomas, Stephen A. Wise, Laura J. Wood, J. M. Betz, Paul M. Coates


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.
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry


Quality assurance program, micronutrients, dietary supplements, vitamin d metabolites, fatty acids


Sander, L. , Bedner, M. , Duewer, D. , Lippa, K. , Phillips, M. , Phinney, K. , Rimmer, C. , Schantz, M. , Sharpless, K. , Tai, S. , Brown, J. , Wise, S. , Wood, L. , Betz, J. and Coates, P. (2013), The Development and Implementation of Quality Assurance Programs to Support Nutritional Measurements, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, [online], (Accessed May 27, 2024)


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Created May 24, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018