Performance characteristics of five cardiac Troponin I assays

Sonia L. La'ulu, William L. Roberts

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Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance characteristics of cardiac Troponin I (cTnI) assays on the Access 2, Advia Centaur, Architect i1000SR, Architect i2000SR, and Vitros ECi analyzers. Methods: To determine the 99th percentile, plasma and serum samples were drawn from 400 apparently healthy subjects. Functional sensitivity was evaluated by testing 10 panels of serum pools in duplicate for 10days using 2 reagent lots. Imprecision was also assessed using commercial quality control materials. For method comparison, 100 plasma samples were tested by all methods with the Architect i2000SR assay as the comparison method. Results: The 99th percentile ranged from 0.013 to 0.020μg/l. Calculated CVs at the 99th percentile were 23-52%. cTnI concentrations at a 10% CV ranged from 0.039 to 0.101μg/l. Total CVs determined using quality control materials were 2.4-10.0%. Method comparison results by Deming regression had slopes of 1.03-1.51. The mean bias for cTnI samples between 0.01 and 1.0μg/l ranged from 0 to 0.2μg/l. Conclusions: No method demonstrated a concentration with a 10% CV that was less than the 99th percentile for healthy adults. All methods compare well to the Architect i2000SR assay with the Advia Centaur having the highest positive bias. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1095-1101
Number of pages7
JournalClinica Chimica Acta
Issue number1-16
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical


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