PMID: 11417623Jun 22, 2001

Determination of phytase activity in feed by a colorimetric enzymatic method: collaborative interlaboratory study

Journal of AOAC International
A J EngelenB J van der Vat


Fourteen laboratories participated in a collaborative study (coded fyt9404) and 13 laboratories participated in a study (coded fyt9410) to validate a colorimetric assay for determination of microbial phytase activity in feed. For each study, all laboratories received 6 laboratory samples provided by one commercial supplier (phytase activity levels within the range of 200-400 per kg) to be analyzed in duplicate. Method performance was calculated and statistical calculations were executed according to AOAC guidelines. Results from 3 laboratories for study fyt9404 and from one laboratory for study fyt9410 were excluded from statistical analysis because of invalid data determined during initial review by Youden pair, value versus laboratory. For study fyt9404, repeatability relative standard deviation (RSDr) values ranged from 6.2 to 8.6%, and reproducibility relative standard deviation (RSDR) values ranged from 14.1 to 27.6%. No outliers were identified. For study fyt9410, RSDr values ranged from 3.9 to 7.9%, and RSDR values ranged from 14.0 to 20.5%. With outliers excluded, RSDr values ranged from 2.5 to 7.9%, and RSDR values ranged from 14.0 to 20.5%.

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