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|Title:||Assessing the commutability of reference material formats for the harmonization of amyloid beta measurements|
|Authors:||BJERKE Maria; ANDREASSON Ulf; KUHLMANN JULIA; PORTELIUS Erik; PANNEE Josef; LEWCZUK Piotr; UMEK Robert; VANMECHELEN Eugeen; VANDERSTICHELE Hugo; STOOPS Erik; LEWIS Jennifer; VANDIJCK Manu; KOSTANJEVECKI Vesna; JERONIM Andreas; SALAMONE Salvatore; SCHMIDT Oliver; MATZEN Anja; MADIN Kairat; EICHENLAUB Udo; BITTNER Tobias; SHAW Leslie; ZEGERS Ingrid; ZETTERBERG Henrik; BLENNOW Kaj|
|Citation:||CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE vol. 54 no. 7 p. 1177–1191|
|Publisher:||WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Background The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) amyloid-β (Aβ42) peptide is an important biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Variability in measured Aβ42 concentrations at different laboratories may be overcome by standardization and establishing traceability to a reference system. Candidate certified reference materials (CRMs) are validated herein for this purpose. Methods Commutability of 16 candidate CRM formats was assessed across five CSF Aβ42 immunoassays and one mass spectrometry (MS) method in a set of 48 individual clinical CSF samples. Promising candidate CRM formats (neat CSF and CSF spiked with Aβ42) were identified and subjected to validation across eight (Elecsys, EUROIMMUN, IBL, INNO-BIA AlzBio3, INNOTEST, MSD, Simoa, and Saladax) immunoassays and the MS method in 32 individual CSF samples. Commutability was evaluated by Passing-Bablok regression and the candidate CRM termed commutable when found within the prediction interval (PI). The relative distance to the regression line wa assessed. Results The neat CSF candidate CRM format was commutable for almost all method comparisons, except for the Simoa/MSD, Simoa/MS and MS/IBL where it was found just outside the 95% PI. However, the neat CSF was found within 5% relative distance to the regression line for MS/IBL, between 5-10% for Simoa/MS and between 10-15% for Simoa/MSD comparisons. Conclusions The neat CSF candidate CRM format was commutable for 33 of 36 method comparisons, onlyone comparison more than expected given the 95% PI acceptance limit. We conclude that the neat CSF candidate CRM can be used for value assignment of the kit calibrators for the different Aβ42 methods.|
|JRC Directorate:||Health, Consumers and Reference Materials|
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