Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM)

Published in Association with the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM)

Editor-in-Chief: Plebani, Mario

Ed. by Gillery, Philippe / Lackner, Karl J. / Lippi, Giuseppe / Melichar, Bohuslav / Payne, Deborah A. / Schlattmann, Peter / Tate, Jillian R.

12 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 3.432

CiteScore 2016: 2.21

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 1.000
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 1.112

See all formats and pricing
More options …
Volume 42, Issue 2 (Feb 2004)


Analytical performance and method comparison study of the total homocysteine fluorescence polarization immunoassay (FPIA) on the AxSYM analyzer

Silvia Lonati / Cristina Novembrino / Silvia Ippolito / Roberto Accinni / Claudio Galli / Hugo Troonen / Jonica Campolo / Cinzia Della Noce / Giovanna Lunghi / Fabrizia Bamonti Catena
Published Online: 2005-06-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/CCLM.2004.041


A fluorescence polarization immunoassay (FPIA) has been commercially released for routine large-scale testing of total homocysteine (tHcy) on the AxSYM analyzer. We evaluated the analytical performance of the AxSYM tHcy FPIA and compared it with the well established high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and IMx tHcy FPIA methods. Homocysteine concentrations were measured by AxSYM and IMx tHcy FPIA and by a rapid isocratic HPLC method with fluorescence detection. Coefficient of variation (CV) of total imprecision for AxSYM tHcy was ≤5%, mean dilution recovery 102%, analytical sensitivity 0.70 μmol/l and linearity was good up to 1:8 dilution. Spearman rank correlations, rho, were 0.83 (p<0.0001) for AxSYM vs. HPLC, 0.97 (p<0.0001) for AxSYM vs. IMx and 0.83 (p <0.0001) for IMx vs. HPLC. Passing and Bablok regression Y-intercepts and slopes were: 2.944/0.937 (AxSYM vs. HPLC), −0.367/1.142 (AxSYM vs. IMx) and 2.632/0.805 (IMx vs. HPLC). Corresponding mean differences (AxSYM-Comparison Assay) recorded over a 5–50 μmol/l measured range were 1.80, −0.73 and 2.53 μmol/l. AxSYM tHcy FPIA's first rate precision, supported by the complete automation of the AxSYM analyzer, makes it fit for routine use and suitable for laboratories requiring homocysteine high-throughput testing capabilities.

About the article

Published Online: 2005-06-01

Published in Print: 2004-02-18

Citation Information: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM), ISSN (Online) 1437-4331, ISSN (Print) 1434-6621, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/CCLM.2004.041.

Export Citation

Copyright © 2004 by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG. Copyright Clearance Center

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in