recoveries more than 100% [Bioanalytics]

posted by Ladi – Thailand, 2018-09-04 03:51 (751 d 19:46 ago) – Posting: # 19232
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Hello Deepak and Ohlbe,

» The % recovery was 107.80%, 112.65% and 105.92% for the low quality control (LQC) and middle quality controls (MQC2 and MQC1), respectively. Whereas % recovery for higher quality control (HQC) was 98.25%.

My lab called the 'post-extraction' as 'un-extracted', I am guessing you also mean that?

I observed recovery 100-115% mostly with protein precipitation projects in our lab. My explanation to auditors was that the extracted samples are little bit more concentrated than the post-extracted samples because some protein is precipitated out in extracted samples. While in the post-extracted samples, the measured volume of supernatant from precipitated blank is use to make up a required concentration. Ususally for protein precipitation, recovery is almost 100%. So if extracted is more concentrated than it supposed to be (expected conc.), recovery may cross 100%. However, I normally see similar %recovery across all concentrations.


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