An analytical model applied to a multicenter pneumococcal enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay study

Brian D. Plikaytis, David Goldblatt, Carl E. Frasch, Christine Blondeau, Michael J. Bybel, G. Scott Giebink, Ingileif Jonsdottir, Helena Käyhty, Helle Bossen Konradsen, Dace V. Madore, Moon H. Nahm, Cheryl A. Schulman, Patricia F. Holder, Tamar Lezhava, Cheryl M. Elie, George M. Carlone

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Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines will eventually be licensed after favorable results from phase III efficacy trials. After licensure of a conjugate vaccine for invasive pneumococcal disease in infants, new conjugate vaccines will likely be licensed primarily on the basis of immunogenicity data rather than clinical efficacy. Analytical methods must therefore be developed, evaluated, and validated to compare immunogenicity results accurately within and between laboratories for different vaccines. At present no analytical technique is uniformly accepted and used in vaccine evaluation studies to determine the acceptable level of agreement between a laboratory result and the assigned value for a given serum sample. This multicenter study describes the magnitude of agreement among 12 laboratories quantifying an identical series of 48 pneumococcal serum specimens from 24 individuals (quality-control sera) by a consensus immunoglobulin G (IgG) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) developed for this study. After provisional or trial antibody concentrations were assigned to the quality-control serum samples for this study, four methods for comparison of a series of laboratory-determined values with the assigned concentrations were evaluated. The percent error between assigned values and laboratory-determined concentrations proved to be the most informative of the four methods. We present guidelines that a laboratory may follow to analyze a series of quality-control sera to determine if it can reproduce the assigned antibody concentrations within an acceptable level of tolerance. While this study focused on a pneumococcal IgG ELISA, the methods that we describe are easily generalizable to other immunological assays.

Upprunalegt tungumálEnska
Síður (frá-til)2043-2050
Síðufjöldi8
FræðitímaritJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Bindi38
Númer tölublaðs6
DOI
ÚtgáfustaðaÚtgefið - 2000

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