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Construction of measurement uncertainty profiles for quantitative analysis of genetically modified organisms based on interlaboratory validation data

Abstract : A method is presented for estimating the size of uncertainty associated with the measurement of products derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The method is based on the uncertainty profile, which is an extension, for the estimation of uncertainty, of a recent graphical statistical tool called an accuracy profile that was developed for the validation of quantitative analytical methods. The application of uncertainty profiles as an aid to decision making and assessment of fitness for purpose is also presented. Results of the measurement of the quantity of GMOs in flour by PCR-based methods collected through a number of interlaboratory studies followed the log-normal distribution. Uncertainty profiles built using the results generally give an expected range for measurement results of 50-200% of reference concentrations for materials that contain at least 1% GMO. This range is consistent with European Network of GM Laboratories and the European Union (EU) Community Reference Laboratory validation criteria and can be used as a fitness for purpose criterion for measurement methods. The effect on the enforcement of EU labeling regulations is that, in general, an individual analytical result needs to be <0.45% to demonstrate compliance, and >1.8% to demonstrate noncompliance with a labeling threshold of 0.9%.
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Roy Macarthur, Max Feinberg, Yves Bertheau. Construction of measurement uncertainty profiles for quantitative analysis of genetically modified organisms based on interlaboratory validation data. Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL, AOAC International, 2010, 93 (3), pp.1046-1056. ⟨hal-02661532⟩

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