Together with serum ferritin, erythrocyte ferritincan be a valuable diagnostic tool for evaluating the degree of impaired iron metabolism in different diseases. We collected peripheral blood samples from 64 subjects (22 healthy volunteers, 20 patients with hereditary hemochromatosis, and 22 patients on regular hemodialysis with secondary anemia) to evaluate whether an immunoenzymatic method generally used for serum ferritin can also be used to determine erythrocyte ferritin levels under various conditions of body iron status. Serum and erythrocyte ferritin levels were assayed in parallel using a microparticle enzyme immunoassay (MEIA) IMx-Ferritin kit and an IMx analyzer. The inter-assay imprecision of the serum and erythrocyte ferritin assays was 4.9% and 5.05%, the intra-assay imprecision was 2.2% and 2.3%, and the mean recovery was 102% (range 96-105%) and 101% (range 99-105%), respectively. Both serum and erythrocyte ferritin assays showed a detection limit of 1 microg/L and good linearity (R(2) = 0.99) in the intervals 13.9-443 and 3.9-135.6 microg/L, respectively. Our findings demonstrate that the IMx-Ferritin assay currently used to measure serum ferritin levels can also be adopted to measure erythrocyte ferritin insofar as it clearly discriminates high and low erythrocyte ferritin levels in cases of both iron overload and deficiency.
|Titolo:||Erythocyte ferritin concentration : analytical performance of the immunoenzymatic IMx-Ferritin (Abbott) assay|
|Autori interni:||BAMONTI, FABRIZIA (Ultimo)|
NOVEMBRINO, CRISTINA (Primo)
CIANI, ALBERTO SERAFINO ALESSAND (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Analytical performance; Erythrocyte ferritin; Iron disorders; Microparticle enzyme immunoassay (MEIA); Serum ferritin|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/15 - Malattie del Sangue|
Settore MED/12 - Gastroenterologia
Settore BIO/12 - Biochimica Clinica e Biologia Molecolare Clinica
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1515/CCLM.2005.079|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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