Background: Most of the current methods used for the determination of HbA(2) seem not well aligned. A comparison among the best performing techniques and the commutability of some control materials currently available and under development has been evaluated. Methods: Forty blood samples were analyzed in duplicate over two separate days by different HPLC and capillary electrophoresis systems. The commutabilities of different control materials (NIBSC WHO reagent, Bio-Rad Lyphochek, and home prepared lyophilized controls RP1-3) have been assessed by analyzing the controls in quadruplicate over two consecutive days together with the blood samples. Results: The mean within-run imprecision of HbA2 measurement on blood samples (CV, %) was between 0.6% and 10.1% for HbA(2) values < 3.5%, and between 1.1 and 3.1 for HbA(2) >= 3.5%. The different methods were highly correlated (r between 0.9941 and 0.9995) although biased each other. The NIBSC WHO reagent was found not commutable in 15 over 28 comparisons, the Lyphochek 2 in 18/28, and RP3 in 4/28. Recalibration of all methods by RP1 and RP2 materials was able to reduce the overall variability from 6.8% to 3.4% at HbA(2) >= 5 3.0% and from 6.7% to 3.0% at HbA(2) >= 4.6%. Conclusion: The use of adequate commutable control materials as calibrators may reduce the inter-method variability of routine methods to an extent closer to the current analytical goals of bias based on biological variability.

Calibration by commutable control materials is able to reduce inter-method differences of current high-performance methods for HbA2 / R. Paleari, F. Ceriotti, C.L. Harteveld, M. Strollo, G. Bakker-Verweij, J. ter Huurne, S. Bisoen, A. Mosca. - In: CLINICA CHIMICA ACTA. - ISSN 0009-8981. - 477(2018 Feb), pp. 60-65.

Calibration by commutable control materials is able to reduce inter-method differences of current high-performance methods for HbA2

R. Paleari
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M. Strollo;A. Mosca
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2018-02

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Background: Most of the current methods used for the determination of HbA(2) seem not well aligned. A comparison among the best performing techniques and the commutability of some control materials currently available and under development has been evaluated. Methods: Forty blood samples were analyzed in duplicate over two separate days by different HPLC and capillary electrophoresis systems. The commutabilities of different control materials (NIBSC WHO reagent, Bio-Rad Lyphochek, and home prepared lyophilized controls RP1-3) have been assessed by analyzing the controls in quadruplicate over two consecutive days together with the blood samples. Results: The mean within-run imprecision of HbA2 measurement on blood samples (CV, %) was between 0.6% and 10.1% for HbA(2) values < 3.5%, and between 1.1 and 3.1 for HbA(2) >= 3.5%. The different methods were highly correlated (r between 0.9941 and 0.9995) although biased each other. The NIBSC WHO reagent was found not commutable in 15 over 28 comparisons, the Lyphochek 2 in 18/28, and RP3 in 4/28. Recalibration of all methods by RP1 and RP2 materials was able to reduce the overall variability from 6.8% to 3.4% at HbA(2) >= 5 3.0% and from 6.7% to 3.0% at HbA(2) >= 4.6%. Conclusion: The use of adequate commutable control materials as calibrators may reduce the inter-method variability of routine methods to an extent closer to the current analytical goals of bias based on biological variability.
commutability; harmonization; HbA2; multicenter evaluation; standardization; beta-Thalassemia; biochemistry; clinical biochemistry; biochemistry (medical)
Settore BIO/12 - Biochimica Clinica e Biologia Molecolare Clinica
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