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Vassalle C., Boni C., Ndreu R., Zucchelli G. C. Automation and validation of a fast method for the assessment of in vivo oxidative stress levels. In: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 44 (11) pp. 1372 - 75. Walter de Gruyter • Berlin • New York, 2006.
 
 
Abstract
(English)
BACKGROUND: The d-ROMs test for the evaluation of serum hydroperoxides (HP) is simple, reliable, and cheap. Furthermore, it can easily be adapted to automated analyzers. Changing from the manual to an automated procedure allows the simultaneous processing of a large number of samples in a greatly reduced time, avoiding manual handling of samples and reagents and reducing variability sources. METHODS: This study was performed to adjust the manual procedure to a routine automated method in the clinical laboratory. We carried out the d-ROMs test in sera from 90 subjects of both sexes (34 men and 56 women) with age ranging from 20 to 80 years (mean 51+/-14 years). All subjects were free from acute or chronic inflammatory disease, immunological disease and history or evidence of malignancy. Subjects were not on vitamin and/or antioxidant therapies. RESULTS: The detection limit of the assay was 40 AU. Linearity was observed up to 475 AU. The recovery ranged between 97% and 105%. Within- and between-run imprecision was <5%. The mean HP value was 304+/-8 AU, with no significant difference between men (291+/-10 AU) and women (311+/-11 AU). A significant positive correlation was observed between age and HP in the whole population (r=0.4, p=0.0002). CONCLUSIONS: The automated test for the estimation of serum hydroperoxides represents a reliable and feasible procedure for increasing efficiency and reducing costs compared to the manual method, and is particularly suitable for evaluating oxidative stress in a variety of clinical conditions.
Subject oxidative stress


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