DRAFT AOAC SMPR 2015.XXX; Version 4; June 12, 2015 1 2 Method Name: 3 4 5 Approved by: Stakeholder Panel on Dietary Supplements and Raw Materials

Determination of Vitamin D in Dietary Supplement Consumer Products

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Intended Use :

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1. Applicability :

The method will separate and accurately quantitate vitamin D 2

(ergocalciferol), vitamin D 3

(cholecalciferol), and their previtamin d and hydroxy forms in dietary supplement consumer

products and the raw materials used to formulate these products.

2. Analytical Technique :

Any analytical technique that meets the following method performance requirements is


3. Definitions :

Dietary ingredients .— A vitamin; a mineral; an herb or other botanical; an amino acid; a dietary substance for use by man to supplement the diet by increasing total dietary intake; or a concentrate, metabolite, constituent, extract, or combination of any of the above dietary ingredients. {United States Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act §201(ff) [U.S.C. 321


Dietary supplements.— A product intended for ingestion that contains a “dietary ingredient” intended to add further nutritional value to (supplement) the diet. Dietary supplements may be found in many forms such as tablets, capsules, softgels, gelcaps,

liquids, or powders.

Limit of Quantitation (LOQ) .— The minimum concentration or mass of analyte in a given

matrix that can be reported as a quantitative result

Repeatability .— Variation arising when all efforts are made to keep conditions constant by using the same instrument and operator and repeating during a short time period.

Expressed as the repeatability standard deviation (SD r

); or % repeatability relative standard

deviation (%RSD r ).

Reproducibility.— The standard deviation or relative standard deviation calculated from among-laboratory data. Expressed as the reproducibility relative standard deviation (SD R ); or

% reproducibility relative standard deviation (% RSD R ).

Recovery.— The fraction or percentage of spiked analyte that is recovered when the test

sample is analyzed using the entire method.

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