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Meeting Data Quality Objectives With Interval Information

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Abstract:Immunoassay test kits are promising technologies for measuring analytes under field conditions. Frequently, these field-test kits report the analyte concentrations as falling in an interval between minimum and maximum values. Many project managers use field-test kits only for screening purposes when Characterizing waste sites because the results are presented as semi quantitative intervals. However, field-test kits that report results as intervals can also be used to make project-related decisions in compliance with false-rejection and false-acceptance decision error rates established during a quantitative data quality objective process. Sampling and analysis plans can be developed that rely on field-test kits to meet certain data needs of site remediation projects.
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Citation:Bayne, C. K., A. B. Dindal, R. A. Jenkins, D. Crumbling, and E. N. Koglin. Meeting Data Quality Objectives With Interval Information. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 35(16):3350-3355, (2002).
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Contact: Chris Siebert - (702) 798-2234 or siebert.christopher@epa.gov
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Division: Environmental Sciences Division
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Branch: Characterization & Monitoring Branch
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Product Type: Journal
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Published: 12/05/2002
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Bullet Item Environmental Technology Verification Program for Monitoring and Characterization
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