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Interlaboratory Analytical Comparison of Fatty Acid Concentrations in Serum or Plasma



Michele M. Schantz, Carissa Powers, Schleicher Rosemary, Joseph Betz, Stephen A. Wise


The National Institute of Standards and Technology, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is conducting an accuracy-based program for improving the comparability of individual fatty acid measurements in serum and plasma. To date, two exercises of the Fatty Acid Quality Assurance Program (FAQAP) were conducted with 11 and 14 international participants, respectively. The results from these two exercises indicate the need to improve the within-lab and between-lab comparability thus providing more confidence in the comparability of fatty acid measurements.
Clinica Chimica ACTA


fatty acids, serum, plasma, interlaboratory study, SRM 2378, SRM 1950


Schantz, M. , Powers, C. , Rosemary, S. , Betz, J. and Wise, S. (2016), Interlaboratory Analytical Comparison of Fatty Acid Concentrations in Serum or Plasma, Clinica Chimica ACTA, [online], (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created September 20, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018