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J Lab Med Qual Assur. 2017 Mar;39(1):47-51. Korean. Brief Communication. https://doi.org/10.15263/jlmqa.2017.39.1.47
Cho EJ , Park KJ , Lee W , Chun S , Min WK .
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Asan Medical enter, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. wkmin@amc.seoul.kr
Abstract

We have evaluated the performance of a recently developed immunoassay analyzer, ADVIA Centaur XPT (Siemens, Germany). Precision, linearity, and comparison studies were performed according to the CLSI guidelines. The test items evaluated were ferritin, folate, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2/neu, homocysteine, vitamin B₁₂, B-type natriuretic peptide, creatine kinase–myocardial band, myoglobin, procalcitonin, troponin I. Bio-Rad control materials, linearity materials, and patients' samples were used for the evaluation. For the correlation study, ADVIA Centaur XP (Siemens) were used as comparative methods. The total coefficients of variations (CVs) of the analytes were between 2.5% and 7.0%. The results of linearity evaluation were also acceptable for the range tested. Correlations with comparative methods were good. The overall analytical performance of ADVIA Centaur XPT is acceptable for the immunology analyzer. Therefore, ADVIA Centaur XPT is expected to be widely used.

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