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Health Assessment Measurements Quality Assurance Program: Exercise 1 Final Report



Chuck Barber, Bruce A. Benner Jr., Jeanice M. Brown Thomas, Carolyn Burdette, Johanna Camara, Stephen E. Long, Jacolin Murray, Melissa M. Phillips, Benjamin Place, Kate Rimmer, Laura J. Wood, Susan Tai, Siva K. Chinthalapati, Lee L. Yu


The NIST Health Assessment Measurements Quality Assurance Program (HAMQAP) was launched in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) in 2017. HAMQAP was established to enable laboratories to improve the accuracy of measurements for demonstration of compliance with various regulations by measuring samples that represent human intake (e.g., foods, dietary supplements, tobacco) and samples that represent human output (e.g., blood, serum, plasma, urine). Analytes are paired where possible to represent the full spectrum of health assessment. Exercise 1 of this program offered the opportunity for laboratories to assess their in-house measurements of nutritional elements (iron and transferrin), contaminants (arsenic species and mycotoxins), water-soluble vitamins (vitamin B12), fat-soluble vitamins (vitamin D and metabolites), fatty acids, and botanical marker compounds (actein and 27-deoxyactein) in foods, botanical or dietary supplement ingredients, and human serum, plasma, or urine
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8237
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inter-laboratory comparison, metabolites, toxins, food, serum, urine


Barber, C. , Benner Jr., B. , Brown Thomas, J. , Burdette, C. , Camara, J. , Long, S. , Murray, J. , Phillips, M. , Place, B. , Rimmer, K. , Wood, L. , Tai, S. , Chinthalapati, S. and Yu, L. (2018), Health Assessment Measurements Quality Assurance Program: Exercise 1 Final Report, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created November 18, 2018, Updated October 12, 2021