Summary of NIST/SIM Chemical Metrology Working Group Training Opportunity: Isotope Dilution-Mass Spectrometry Clinical Measurement Course
Jeanita Pritchett, Katrice A. Lippa, Mary Bedner, Carolyn Q. Burdette, Johanna Camara, Brian E. Lang, Michael A. Nelson, Lane C. Sander, Lorna T. Sniegoski
The one week NIST-SIM chemical metrology training opportunity was designed to provide SIM NMI/DI laboratory personnel with in-depth classroom and hands-on laboratory experience for the implementation of isotope dilution/mass spectrometry (ID/MS) methods in the application of clinical marker (cholesterol, glucose, and creatinine) measurements. A total of six NMI/DIs expressed an initial interest in this training course, and include the Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial (INTI) Argentina, Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia (INMETRO) Brazil, Instituto de Salud Pública (ISP) Chile, Instituto Nacional de Metrología de Colombia (INM (CO)) Colombia, Centro Nacional de Metrología (CENAM) Mexico, and Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay (LATU) Uruguay, Instituto Nacional Decalidad (INACAL)-Peru. The course was offered by the Chemical Sciences Division at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD July 18-22, 2016.