Method Detection Limit MDL

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Method Detection Limit MDL?

The minimum concentration that can be measured and reported with 99 percent confidence that the concentration is greater than zero, but the exact concentration cannot be reliably quantified. For instance, if the true concentration of an analyte in a sample is equal to the MDL, there is a 50 percent chance that the analyte will be detected.

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