AOAC Draft SMPR Cannabis Dried Plant v10.1.docx

DRAFT AOAC SMPR 2016.XXX; Version 10.1; 21 December, 2016  1 2 Method Name:   

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Quantitation of cannabinoids in dried plant materials.   

Intended Use :   5 6 1. Purpose:    AOAC SMPRs describe the minimum recommended performance characteristics to be  7 used during the evaluation of a method.  The evaluation may be an on‐site verification, a single‐ 8 laboratory validation, or a multi‐site collaborative study.  SMPRs are written and adopted by AOAC  9 Stakeholder Panels composed of representatives from the industry, regulatory organizations,  10 contract laboratories, test kit manufacturers, and academic institutions.  AOAC SMPRs are used by  11 AOAC Expert Review Panels in their evaluation of validation study data for method being considered  12 for  Performance Tested Methods  or AOAC  Official Methods of Analysis , and can be used as  13 acceptance criteria for verification at user laboratories.  Consensus‐based Reference method.  

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2. Applicability :  

The method will be able to identify, and quantify each individual cannabinoids (as listed in Table 1a 

and Table 1b) in dried plant materials.  

3. Analytical Technique :

Any analytical technique(s) that measures the analytes of interest and meets the following method 

performance requirements is/are acceptable.   

4. Definitions :

Limit of Quantitation (LOQ) 

The minimum concentration or mass of analyte in a given matrix that can be reported as a 

quantitative result. 

Quantitative method 

Method of analysis which response is the amount of the analyte measured either directly  (enumeration in a mass or a volume), or indirectly (color, absorbance, impedance, etc.) in a certain 

amount of sample. 


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 ).   

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