Recently, the N-terminal fragment of proatrial natriuretic peptide (N- terminal proANP) has been proposed as a marker of chronic congestive heart failure. In this study, we established a two-step immunoradiometric assay using monoclonal antibodies and synthetic N-terminal proANP (1-67) as a standard. It allows us to measure plasma N-terminal proANP in only 4 h without prior extraction. The detection limit of this assay was 15 pmol/L for a 100 μL sample of plasma. Within-run CVs ranged from 1.7% to 2.9% and between-run CVs ranged from 4.2% to 5.1%. The dilution curves of plasma samples showed good linearity and analytical recovery was 89-104%. The mean (±SD) N-terminal proANP in plasma of 33 healthy subjects was 188 (±71) pmol/L and 1030 (±411) pmol/L in 25 patients with heart failure. Our immunoradiometric assay is rapid and precise enough for routine determination of N-terminal proANP in human plasma.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 May 21|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Biochemistry, medical