Author(s): Hansson LO, Grubb A, Lidn A, Flodin M, Berggren A,
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: The goal with this study was to evaluate the analytical performance of a new cystatin C immunoassay (Tina-quant a Cystatin C, Roche Diagnostics GmbH). The evaluation was carried out at four centers according to a standardized protocol. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The Tina-quant a Cystatin C is a latex particle-enhanced immunoturbidimetric assay. Roche cobas 6000, MODULAR ANALYTICS SWA and COBAS INTEGRA instruments were included in the study. Method comparison studies were carried out against two turbidimetric methods (Dako Cystatin C, Gentian Cystatin C), and one nephelometric method (Siemens N-Latex Cystatin C). RESULTS: Linearity was proven throughout the measuring range from 0.4 to 8 mg/L. Within-run CVs ranged from 0.7-2.8\%, and total CVs from 1.4-4.7 \% (concentration range 0.6-3.9 mg/L). Comparable results were obtained with paired serum and Li-heparinate plasma samples. Good agreement was achieved in the comparisons between the Tina-quant a Cystatin C assay and the other commercially available cystatin C assays, two different turbidimetric methods (slope range 0.88-1.04, intercept < 0.17 mg/L, r > or = 0.993) and one nephelometric assay (slope range 0.90-1.05, intercept < 0.21 mg/L, r > or = 0.986). CONCLUSIONS: The Tina-quant a Cystatin C assay was shown to be precise and accurate with proven linearity over the measuring range. Good comparability was obtained with other commercially available assays for the determination of cystatin C. The Tina-quant a Cystatin C assay is very well suited for clinical use on routine clinical chemistry analysers to detect renal dysfunction with a 24 h availability.
This article was published in Scand J Clin Lab Invest
and referenced in Global Journal of Technology and Optimization