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Abstract

The first BCR intercomparison on the determination of folate in food was designed to study the state of the art in folate analysis in a group of experienced vitamin laboratories in Europe. 15 participants from 8 countries took part using microbiological and HPLC procedures, enzyme protein-binding assays (EPBA) and commercial radioprotein-binding assay kits (RPBA). The participants were asked to quantify folate levels in a lyophilised Brussels sprout material, which had been prepared specifically as a candidate reference material for vitamin work, using their preferred method of analysis. Three types of deconjugation were also investigated: human plasma (HP), chicken pancreas (CP) and hog kidney (HK). Generally good agreement was obtained by participants using the microbiological procedures.

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Authors: FINGLAS P M, AFRC Institute of Food Research, Nutrition, Diet and Health Department, Norwich (GB);SOUTHGATE D A T, AFRC Institute of Food Research, Nutrition, Diet and Health Department, Norwich (GB);FAURE U, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Food Chemistry, Vol. 46 (1993), pp. 199-213
Record Number: 199310137 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en