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Fish-Related Standard Reference Materials



Michele M. Schantz, Steven J. Christopher, William C. Davis, Russell D. Day, Jennifer M. Lynch, John R. Kucklick, Stephen E. Long, Elizabeth A. Mackey, Barbara J. Porter, Dianne L. Poster, Katherine E. Sharpless, Gregory C. Turk, Stephen A. Wise


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed four Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) related to the monitoring of contaminants in fish and marine mammals: SRM 1588b Organics in Cod Liver Oil, SRM 1945 Organics in Whale Blubber, SRM 1946 Lake Superior Fish Tissue, and SRM 1947 Lake Michigan Fish Tissue. SRM 1588b is an oil sample while the other three SRMs are cryogenically homogenized fresh-frozen materials. All of these natural-matrix SRMs are intended for use in validation of analytical methods and as quality control materials for the determination of contaminants. The three fish-related materials are also useful for assessment of measurements of nutrients, primarily fatty acids.
American Laboratory


Fish, PBDEs, PCBs, pesticides, SRMs


Schantz, M. , Christopher, S. , Davis, W. , Day, R. , Lynch, J. , Kucklick, J. , Long, S. , Mackey, E. , Porter, B. , Poster, D. , Sharpless, K. , Turk, G. and Wise, S. (2009), Fish-Related Standard Reference Materials, American Laboratory (Accessed April 24, 2024)
Created February 1, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017