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Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation

An explanation of the noncorrespondence between assessment methods of cyclosporin.


PMID 2627259

Abstract

Various methods of determining cyclosporin (CyA) levels in patients after kidney transplantation were compared. These included polyclonal antibody (pcAb-), specific and nonspecific monoclonal antibody (S- and NmcAb-) radioimmunoassays (RIA), and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The results obtained by the various methods when compared showed some correlation but did not correspond. A probable explanation for part of this noncorrespondence is the presence of monoclonally crossreactive metabolites (CyA-M). Another reason was that the concentration of CyA in the standards supplied with the RIA kits was found to be higher than stated.