|Title||Analytical performance of the N terminal pro B type natriuretic peptide (NT-ProBNP) assay on the ElecsysTM 1010 and 2010 analysers|
|Authors||Collinson, P.O., Barnes, S. C., Gaze, D.C., Galasko, G., Lahiri, A. and Senior, R.|
The Elecsys NT-proBNP assay is based on two polyclonal antibodies directed at residues 1-21 and 39-50 of the NT-proBNP molecule. Analytical performance was assessed using NCCLS protocol EP-5A using three serum pools in a preliminary study then as part of a multicentre evaluation (16 instruments in 8 hospitals). Using pools of 350 pg/l, 8700 pg/l and 13000 pg/l single site within run %CV was 0.7-1.6 (1010) and 1.2-1.5 (2010) and between run CV 5.3-6.7 (1010) and 4.4-5.0 (2010). In the multicentre evaluation within run CV was 1.0-2.5% with total imprecision 1.5-2.5% and between labs imprecision 3.8-4.0%. Functional sensitivity of <50 pg/l and measuring range to 35000 pg/l. There was excellent agreement between instrument platforms, y=0.97x+2.6; r=1.00 (n=215) for Elecsys 2010 (x) vs. Elecsys 1010 (y) and y=1.02x-0.3; r=1.00 (n=99) for Elecsys 2010 (x) vs. E 170 (y). Serum and heparin plasma samples showed good agreement but lower values were seen in EDTA plasma. Samples were stable for 7 days at room temperature; 21 days at 4 degrees C and for 5 freeze thaw cycles. Samples were obtained from a population of 1205 (671 male, 534 female) apparently healthy individuals screened by echocardiography and symptom questionnaire. There was poor correlation with NT-proANP (ELISA) (rs 0.33) and modest correlation with BNP (rs 0.89) with NT-proBNP values approximately 5 times greater than BNP (Biosite Triage). In a subset of 320 with normal ejection fraction (>50%) and no risk factors, NT-proBNP values increased with age and were higher in women than men.
|Journal||European Journal of Heart Failure|
|Journal citation||6 (3), pp. 365-368|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejheart.2004.01.011|
|Published||15 Mar 2004|