Multi-center analytical performance evaluation of the Access Hybritech® p2PSA immunoassay

Lori J. Sokoll, Daniel W. Chan, George G. Klee, William L. Roberts, Ron H.N. van Schaik, Dorothy A. Arockiasamy, Dennis L. Broyles, Corey M. Carlson, Isaac A. Mizrahi, Tina B. Pierson, Jeffrey E. Tam

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Background: Total PSA assays measure both complexed and non-complexed forms of PSA while free PSA assays only measure non-complexed forms. Free PSA is a mixture of isoforms including immature PSA (proPSA) with retained portions of the leader sequence (e.g. [- 7], [- 4], and [- 2]proPSA) and nicked forms (BPSA). ProPSA isoforms in male sera have been associated with prostate cancer. This study characterized the analytical performance of a chemiluminescent immunoassay for [- 2]proPSA. Methods: The Access Hybritech p2PSA assay is a sandwich immunoassay using an anti-[- 2]proPSA monoclonal antibody attached to paramagnetic beads and an anti-PSA monoclonal antibody conjugated to alkaline phosphatase calibrated with recombinant [- 2]proPSA. Analytical studies including sensitivity (CLSI EP17-A) and imprecision (CLSI EP5-A2) were performed. Results: The Access Hybritech p2PSA assay for [- 2]proPSA had a dynamic range of 0.5 to 5000. pg/ml. The total CV of the assay was < 7% for [- 2]proPSA concentrations between 20 and 1000. pg/ml. The LOB was 0.50. pg/ml, LOD 0.69. pg/ml, and LOQ 3.23. pg/ml (20% CV). There was no hook effect up to 15,000. pg/ml. There was a < 5% difference between calibrator and reagent lots and no interference from normal serum constituents. Conclusions: The Access Hybritech p2PSA assay is a robust immunoassay for the measurement of serum [- 2]proPSA. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1279-1283
Number of pages5
JournalClinica Chimica Acta
Issue number15-16
StatePublished - Aug 16 2012
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical


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