STP921: Applicability of Using a Single Laboratory Evaluation to Select Candidates for Collaborative Testing: Experience with a Soil Toxicity Bioassay

    Rogers, RD
    Scientific specialist and scientist, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID

    Pryfogle, PA
    Scientific specialist and scientist, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID

    Pages: 9    Published: Jan 1986


    Abstract

    The purpose of a single laboratory evaluation is to provide a rational basis for deciding whether or not a bioassay merits the effort and expense of the collaborative testing necessary to qualify it for inclusion as part of an operational monitoring network. Guidelines, published by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency state that a single laboratory test should evaluate a proposed method's capability for ruggedness, sensitivity, limits of reliable measurement, systematic error, precision, and accuracy. To demonstrate the use of these guidelines, the Hydrogen Oxidation Soil Bioassay was selected for evaluation as a potential candidate for collaborative testing. Results from this demonstration indicated that the single laboratory evaluation provides a concise and organized approach for selecting bioassays for collaborative testing.

    Keywords:

    aquatic toxicology, tritium, single laboratory testing, collaborative testing, biological assay, hazardous waste, mercuric chloride, sodium pentachloraphenate, hydrogen oxidation


    Paper ID: STP29042S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E47.08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP29042S


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