The performance and clinical utility of an automated assay of intact parathyroid hormone (parathyrin, PTH) are evaluated. The method is based on the extraction of PTH from plasma by an HPLC column containing immobilized anti-(44-68 PTH) antibodies. The PTH retained is detected with a postcolumn reactor and use of anti-(1-34 PTH) chemiluminescent-labeled antibodies. The total cycle time of the assay is 6.5 min per injection after a 1-h incubation. The lower limit of detection for PTH in a 66-μL plasma sample was 0.5 pmol/L based on peak heights and 0.2 pmol/L based on peak areas. Mean analytical recovery for PTH added to plasma was 97%. The within-day precisions (CVs) for 4.2 and 30 pmol/L PTH plasma samples were 9.2% and 5.6% and the day-to-day precisions were 10.3% and 5.7%, respectively. No significant interferences from 1-34, 44-68, or 53-84 PTH fragments were noted, even at highly increased concentrations of fragments. The correlation of results with those of a manual assay of intact PTH was 0.97, and the results showed good agreement with disease state for patients with hypo- or hyperparathyroidism. The specificity of the assay for primary hyperparathyroidism was >95%. We discuss the advantages (speed and quality control) of this approach over current immunoassays and the potential use of this method for detecting other analytes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Issue number||8 Part 1|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1992|
- chronic renal failure
- hypercalcemia of malignancy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Biochemistry, medical
Intact parathyroid hormone : Performance and clinical utility of an automated assay based on high-performance immunoaffinity chromatography and chemiluminescence detection. / Hage, D. S.; Taylor, B.; Kao, P. C.In: Clinical Chemistry, Vol. 38, No. 8 Part 1, 01.01.1992, p. 1494-1500.
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