PMID: 9170646May 1, 1997

Determination of selenium in feeds and premixes: collaborative study

Journal of AOAC International
I S Palmer, N Thiex


A total of 17 laboratories participated in a collaborative study for the determination of selenium in feeds and premixes using either a fluorometric or a continuous hydride generation atomic absorption (HGAA) method. Each collaborator analyzed 16 blind duplicate samples of feed and premixes from various feed manufacturers. The amount of Se in these materials ranged from 0.2 to 5500 micrograms/g. Six laboratories used only the fluorometric procedure, 8 laboratories used only the hydride generation atomic absorption procedure, and 3 laboratories used both procedures. One laboratory in the fluorometric study and 3 laboratories in the HGAA study were initially excluded because of invalid data. Poor agreement between the blind duplicates indicated probable sample interchange and/or dilution error. The data from 8 laboratories were submitted to statistical analysis, including data from 2 laboratories participating in both studies. The repeatability standard deviation (RSDr) for samples analyzed by the fluorometric procedure ranged from 5.9 to 33%, and the reproducibility standard deviation (RSDR) ranged from 12 to 33%. RSDr for samples analyzed by HGAA ranged from 2.8 to 18%, and RSDR ranged from 4.0 to 36%. Both fluorometric and con...Continue Reading

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