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The IMEP-33 exercise focuses on the analysis of total cadmium and lead. This interlaboratory comparison runs in parallel to IMEP-113 where only appointed National Reference Laboratories can take part in.
IMEP-33 exercise is open to all laboratories.
The cost of this interlaboratory comparison is EUR 220 per registration.
Test material and analytes
The test material to be analysed is baby food contained in a glass bottle. Each participant will receive one bottle. The measurands are total Cd and Pb.General outline of the exercise
Participants are requested to perform 1 - 3 independent analyses using the method of their choice, and to report the mean, its expanded uncertainty and coverage factor k. Detailed instructions will be sent together with the sample.