Biomed Research International
Article ID 1974972
Substantial interassay variability (up to 20%) has been described for vancomycin immunoassays in adults, but the impact of neonatal matrix is difficult to quantify because of blood volume constraints in neonates. However, we provide circumstantial evidence for a similar extent of variability. Using the same vancomycin dosing regimens and confirming similarity in clinical characteristics, vancomycin trough concentrations measured by PETINIA (2011-2012, n = 400) were 20% lower and the mean difference was 1.93 mg/L compared to COBAS (2012–2014, n =352 ) measurements. The impact of vancomycin immunoassays in neonatal matrix was hereby suggested, supporting a switch to more advanced techniques (LC-MS/MS).
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Samardzic, J., Smits, A., Spriet, I., Soldatovic, I., Atkinson, A., Bajcetic, M., van den Anker, J. N., & Allegaert, K. (2016). Different Vancomycin Immunoassays Contribute to the Variability in Vancomycin Trough Measurements in Neonates. Biomed Research International, (). http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1974972