Producing Laboratory: TERC
Animal Blood

Fresh bovine blood was obtained from a slaughter house and was freeze dried at the IAEA Laboratories Seibersdorf. A batch of 40 kg of the dried material, designated IAEA-A-13, was prepared. The fraction that passed through a 300 μm nylon sieve was further homogenized and dispensed into plastic bottles. This material was γ-sterilized to ensure long-term stability of the material by inhibiting microbial action.

AnalyteValueUnit95% C.I.NR/I/C
Br22mg/kg19 - 2413R
Ca286mg/kg226 - 33218R
Cu4.3mg/kg3.7 - 4.832R
Fe2400mg/kg2200 - 250034R
K2500mg/kg2100 - 270018R
Mg99mg/kg81 - 13916I
Na1260mg/kg11600 - 1350019R
Ni1mg/kg0.6 - 1.44I
P940mg/kg690 - 11205I
Pb0.18mg/kg0.15 - 0.295I
Rb2.3mg/kg1.7 - 3.110R
S6500mg/kg6000 - 70004R
Se0.24mg/kg0.15 - 0.317R
Zn13mg/kg12 - 1434R

(Value) Mass fraction calculated as the mean of accepted laboratory means 
(N) Number of accepted laboratory means which are used to calculate the recommended or information values and their respective confidence intervals 
(R/I/C) Classification of assigned property value (Recommended/Information/Certified)

The values listed above were established on the basis of statistically valid results submitted by laboratories which had participated in one or more international interlaboratory comparisons organized by the Chemistry Unit, IAEA Laboratories, Seibersdorf. The details concerning the criteria for qualification as a recommended or information value can be found in the respective report (attached).