AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites method authors and developers to submit relevant methods that may meet the Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®) for Determination of Heavy Metals in a Variety of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products (SMPR 2020.001).
Submitted method manuscripts that include expected validation data will be reviewed by an AOAC Expert Review Panel for consideration of AOAC First Action Official Methods of AnalysisSM status. Methods adopted as AOAC First Action Official Methods by the Expert Review Panel will be published by AOAC INTERNATIONAL.
Candidate methods must be able to determine of total cadmium (CAS No. 7440-43-9), total arsenic (CAS No. 7440-38-2), total lead (CAS No. 7439-92-1), and total mercury (CAS No. 7439-97-6). Additional elements may be included, please refer to SMPR 2020.002 for details. Acceptable methods must demonstrate that they meet the appropriate SMPR, therefore, being reliable and reproducible when used by trained analysts in accredited laboratories. Any analytical technique(s) that measures the analytes of interest and meets the method performance requirements in the SMPR will be considered.
Method authors may submit methods for review to the Official Methods of Analysis℠ (OMA) program. Method authors with rapid commercial and proprietary methods may opt to submit methods for review to the Performance Tested Methods℠ (PTM) program only; to the OMA program only; or to the PTM program first and then submit to the OMA program, thereafter.
DEADLINE: None at this time