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National Marine Analytical Quality Assurance Program:Results and Description of the NIST/NOAA 2005 Interlaboratory Comparison Exercise for Trace Elements in Marine Mammals

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Author(s)

Steven J. Christopher, Rebecca S. Pugh, Michael B. Ellisor, Elizabeth A. Mackey, Rabia Oflaz, Barbara J. Porter, Kathie J. Bealer, John R. Kucklick, Paul R. Becker, T K. Rowles

Abstract

NIST helps benchmark and improve the quality of analytical data gathered on the marine environment by administering annual interlaboratory comparison exercises through several programs, including the National Marine AnalyticalQuality Assurance Program (NMAQAP), which is supported by the NOAA/NMFS Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program. Part of NIST s duties under the NMAQAP include producing quality control and reference materials that are distributed in annual interlaboratory comparison exercises, organizing and coordinating the exercises, performing baseline analytical measurements on marine samples collected and stored in the NIST National Biomonitoring Specimen Bank and pursuing analytical method development. This report summarizes the key results of the 2005 Interlaboratory Comparison Exercise for Trace Elements in Marine Mammals and discusses the statistical tools used for data evaluation.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7361
Report Number
7361

Keywords

consensus mean, interlaboratory comparison, marine mammals, quality assurance, trace elements

Citation

Christopher, S. , Pugh, R. , Ellisor, M. , Mackey, E. , Oflaz, R. , Porter, B. , Bealer, K. , Kucklick, J. , Becker, P. and Rowles, T. (2007), National Marine Analytical Quality Assurance Program:Results and Description of the NIST/NOAA 2005 Interlaboratory Comparison Exercise for Trace Elements in Marine Mammals, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed May 24, 2024)

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Created January 24, 2007, Updated January 23, 2015