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Measurement of Circulating 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D: Comparison of an Automated Method with a Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry Method.

Zittermann A, Ernst JB, Becker T, Dreier J, Knabbe C, Gummert JF, Kuhn J - Int J Anal Chem (2016)

Bottom Line: Background.In 129 clinical samples, we compared a new automated assay with a commercially available liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) kit.Results.

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Affiliation: Clinic for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Diabetes Center North Rhine-Westphalia, Ruhr University Bochum, 32545 Bad Oeynhausen, Germany.

ABSTRACT
Background. The clinical relevance of circulating 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D) is probably underappreciated, but variations in the measurement of this difficult analyte between different methods limit comparison of results. Methods. In 129 clinical samples, we compared a new automated assay with a commercially available liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) kit. Results. Median (interquartile range) 1,25(OH)2D concentrations with the automated assay and the LC-MS/MS method were 26.6 pg/mL (18.5-39.0 pg/mL) and 23.6 pg/mL (16.1-31.3 pg/mL), respectively (P = 0.001). Using the method-specific cut-offs for deficient 1,25(OH)2D levels (<20 pg/mL for the automated assay and <17 pg/mL for the LC-MS/MS method), the percentage of patients classified as 1,25(OH)2D deficient was 28.7% and 27.1%, respectively. However, concordance between the two methods for deficient levels was only 62% and the concordance correlation coefficient was poor (0.534). The regression equation resulted in an intercept of -1.99 (95% CI: -7.33-1.31) and a slope of 1.27 (95% CI: 1.04-1.52) for the automated assay. The mean bias with respect to the mean of the two methods was -3.8 (1.96 SD: -28.3-20.8) pg/mL for the LC-MS/MS method minus the automated assay. Conclusions. The two methods show only modest correlation and further standardization is required to improve reliability and comparability of 1,25(OH)2D test procedures.

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Passing-Bablok regression analysis of the two methods.
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fig3: Passing-Bablok regression analysis of the two methods.

Mentions: Passing-Bablok regression analysis is presented in Figure 3. The concordance correlation coefficient between the two methods was 0.534 (95% CI: 0.406–0.642). The regression equation resulted in an intercept of −1.99 (95% CI: −7.33 to 1.31) and a slope of 1.27 (95% CI: 1.04 to 1.52) for the automated assay. The CUSUM test indicates a significant deviation from linearity (P < 0.05).


Measurement of Circulating 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D: Comparison of an Automated Method with a Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry Method.

Zittermann A, Ernst JB, Becker T, Dreier J, Knabbe C, Gummert JF, Kuhn J - Int J Anal Chem (2016)

Passing-Bablok regression analysis of the two methods.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig3: Passing-Bablok regression analysis of the two methods.
Mentions: Passing-Bablok regression analysis is presented in Figure 3. The concordance correlation coefficient between the two methods was 0.534 (95% CI: 0.406–0.642). The regression equation resulted in an intercept of −1.99 (95% CI: −7.33 to 1.31) and a slope of 1.27 (95% CI: 1.04 to 1.52) for the automated assay. The CUSUM test indicates a significant deviation from linearity (P < 0.05).

Bottom Line: Background.In 129 clinical samples, we compared a new automated assay with a commercially available liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) kit.Results.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Clinic for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Diabetes Center North Rhine-Westphalia, Ruhr University Bochum, 32545 Bad Oeynhausen, Germany.

ABSTRACT
Background. The clinical relevance of circulating 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D) is probably underappreciated, but variations in the measurement of this difficult analyte between different methods limit comparison of results. Methods. In 129 clinical samples, we compared a new automated assay with a commercially available liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) kit. Results. Median (interquartile range) 1,25(OH)2D concentrations with the automated assay and the LC-MS/MS method were 26.6 pg/mL (18.5-39.0 pg/mL) and 23.6 pg/mL (16.1-31.3 pg/mL), respectively (P = 0.001). Using the method-specific cut-offs for deficient 1,25(OH)2D levels (<20 pg/mL for the automated assay and <17 pg/mL for the LC-MS/MS method), the percentage of patients classified as 1,25(OH)2D deficient was 28.7% and 27.1%, respectively. However, concordance between the two methods for deficient levels was only 62% and the concordance correlation coefficient was poor (0.534). The regression equation resulted in an intercept of -1.99 (95% CI: -7.33-1.31) and a slope of 1.27 (95% CI: 1.04-1.52) for the automated assay. The mean bias with respect to the mean of the two methods was -3.8 (1.96 SD: -28.3-20.8) pg/mL for the LC-MS/MS method minus the automated assay. Conclusions. The two methods show only modest correlation and further standardization is required to improve reliability and comparability of 1,25(OH)2D test procedures.

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