Background: To effectively assess and correct for intermethod variability, calibration and control materials (CCMs) must show the same intermethod behavior as patient sera, i.e., they must be commutable. We describe the commutability of selected CCMs for lipase assays, the impact of noncommutability of CCMs in normalizing patient results, and characteristics of reagents that affect assay specificity and commutability. Methods: Lipase was measured in 98 patient sera and in 29 commercial CCMs, with 2 commercial methods using different substrates and with 4 experimental methods using 1,2-o-dilauryl-rac-glycero-3-glutaric acid-(6′-methylresorufin) ester as substrate and colipase as cofactor, but differing in the stabilizing proteins used and in the size of the substrate micelles. Results: The noncommutability rate, i.e., the frequency of aberrant intermethod behavior of CCMs in comparison with patient sera, was 27% for liquid CCMs and 47% for lyophilized CCMs. The normalized residuals, measuring the degree of noncommutability, were -2.3 to 2.4 for CCMs with "normal" lipase activity, and -3.5 to 21.7 for CCMs with higher lipase activity. Recalculation of patient results with CCMs as calibrators decreased or increased the original bias according to whether the CCMs were commutable. Conclusions: For the lipase methods in this study, the frequency of noncommutability of CCMs is affected by assay-specific characteristics, including size of substrate micelles and the presence or absence of added proteins.
|Titolo:||Commutability of calibration and control materials for serum lipase|
|Autori interni:||MELZI D'ERIL, GIANLODOVICO (Ultimo)|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/12 - Biochimica Clinica e Biologia Molecolare Clinica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||dic-2001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|