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Clin Chem Lab Med. 2010 Nov;48(11):1619-21. doi: 10.1515/CCLM.2010.318. Epub 2010 Oct 29.

First certified reference material for cystatin C in human serum ERM-DA471/IFCC.

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Department of Clinical Chemistry, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.


The IFCC Working Group for the Standardisation of Cystatin C (WG-SCC), in collaboration with the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), announces the availability of the new certified reference material ERM-DA471/IFCC. The material was characterised using a pure protein primary reference preparation (PRP) as calibrant. The PRP was prepared from recombinant cystatin C, and its concentration measured using dry mass determination. The characterisation of ERM-DA471/IFCC was performed by particle enhanced immuno-nephelometry, particle enhanced immuno-turbidimetry, and enzyme amplified single radial immuno-diffusion. The certified cystatin C mass concentration in ERM-DA471/IFCC, if reconstituted according to the specified procedure, is 5.48 mg/L, the expanded uncertainty (k=2) being 0.15 mg/L.

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