Measurement of glial fibrillary acidic protein in blood: an analytical method.
SourceClinica Chimica Acta, 326, 1-2, (2002), pp. 151-4
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Paediatrics - OUD tm 2017
Clinica Chimica Acta
SubjectPathophysiology of Brain and Behaviour; Pathofysiologie van Hersenen en Gedrag
BACKGROUND: In the present study, a new assay for the measurement of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in human blood is described. The aim of the study was to present the characteristics of a new GFAP assay for blood analysis. METHODS: The method, a newly developed enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), was validated using blood samples from healthy blood donors and from patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). RESULTS: 22 out of 72 healthy blood donors had a detectable GFAP level. The reference values (percentiles) are as follows: P50=0.15 microg/l and P95=0.49 microg/l; range 0.15-0.76 microg/l. CONCLUSIONS: GFAP in blood might be a promising new marker for astrocyte involvement after acute brain damage.
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