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Proficiency test AQA 21-12 Toxic and essential elements in food and AQA 21-13 Nutritional panel

August 2021

Sample

Analytes

Approximate Conc. Range (mg/kg)***

Price**
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AQA 21-12
S1
10 g
freeze dried biota
(shark, lobster, seaweed)
total
elements

Ag

0.02 – 5

TBA

Al

5 - 200

As

5 - 75

Ba

0.2 – 5

Ca

1500 - 7500

Cd

0.05 – 5

Co

0.05 – 5

Cr

0.02 – 5

Cu

0.5 – 40

Fe

50 – 1250

Hg

0.5-5

K

 500 – 5000

La

0.02 – 5

Mg

500 – 15000

Mn

0.5 – 40

Mo

0.25-2

Na

2500 – 30000

Ni

0.02 – 5

P

500 – 10000

Pb

0.01 – 2

Se

0.02 – 5

Sn

0.02 – 5

Sc

25 – 250

U

0.05-5

V

0.01-2

Zn

25 – 500

Zr

0.01-2

AQA 21-12
S2
20 g
breakfast cereals
total
elements

Ag

TBA

Al

TBA

As

TBA

B

TBA

Ba

TBA

Ca

TBA

Cd

TBA

Co

TBA

Cr

TBA

Cu

TBA

Fe

TBA

Li

TBA

K

TBA

Mg

TBA

Mn

TBA

Na

TBA

Ni

TBA

P

TBA

Pb

TBA

Rb

TBA

S

TBA

Se

TBA

Sr

TBA

Ti

TBA

Zn

TBA

Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen,  Total Organic Carbon, Total Ash at 600℃

TBA

S1 AQA 21-13
breakfast cereals

Nutritional Panel (energy, total fat, saturated fat, protein, carbohydrate, sugars, sodium)

TBA

* This study is not within the scope of NMI’s accreditation.
** Shipping costs are included; GST not included.
*** As these samples are real samples, the values given are indicative, based on the range of materials used in previous rounds. These ranges will be readjusted in the dispatch letter.
TBA - to be advised

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Last updated: 29 January 2021

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