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Automated, semi-automated, and manual analyses of anti-cardiolipin and anti-β2-glycoprotein I antibodies in women with a history of miscarriage.
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PMID:  23033892     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: Anti-cardiolipin and β2-glycoprotein I antibodies represent important diagnostic parameters in routine hematology. In this study, five different automated, semi-automated, and manual immunoassays detecting IgG/IgM anti-cardiolipin and anti-β(2) -glycoprotein I antibodies were tested. METHODS: A total of 162 samples from women with a history of miscarriage were recruited from 110 different G&O outpatient centers in Germany. RESULTS: For both anti-cardiolipin and anti-β(2) -glycoprotein I antibodies, considerable differences in the percentage of positive results were seen between all five methods, and itemization of all positive test results revealed a poor accordance. These findings were confirmed by Cohen's kappa coefficients. CONCLUSION: Our study revealed a moderate to poor accordance between five different test systems for anti-cardiolipin and anti-β(2) -glycoprotein I antibodies. Such deviations may result in clinical misinterpretation of data and may lead to wrong therapeutic consequences. Therefore, further standardization of all tests for anti-phospholipid antibodies should be achieved.
K Gutensohn; D Vossen; A Strate; J F Kersten; M Hofbauer; T Krieger
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-4
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Title:  International journal of laboratory hematology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1751-553X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Lab Hematol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101300213     Medline TA:  Int J Lab Hematol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Institute for Transfusion Medicine, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.
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