The Method Detection Limit: Fact or Fantasy?
Richard Burrows, Ph.D., Director, Technology
Quanterra Inc., 4955 Yarrow St., Arvada, Colorado 80002
Jack Hall, Director, Quality Assurance
Quanterra Inc., 5815 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37921
Paper published in the Proceedings of WTQA '97
(13th Annual Waste Testing & Quality Assurance Symposium), pp. 200-203.
This paper discusses whether the Method Detection Limit (MDL), as currently measured and calculated in most actual laboratory practice, can realistically present a true picture of analytical method sensitivity.
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