Lorenz, Wilfried and Thon, K. and Stöltzing, H. and Neugebauer, E. and Lindlar, R. and Sattler, J. and Weber, D.
Histamine and the stomach: chemical histamine assays.
Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology. Supplement s180, pp. 9-25.
Histamine assays in gastroduodenal tissues and body fluids are not an absolute objective of scientific interest but are related to the role of histamine in health and disease. Hence, the reliability of histamine assays has to be assessed in relation to this aim. Sensitivity and specificity of the chemical histamine assays are similar in tissues and body fluids. The modern developments in a fluorometric-fluoroenzymatic assay guarantee the highest sensitivity and specificity, especially by tests that monitor specificity in each single run of histamine determinations. Precision and accuracy of histamine measurement were especially investigated for the fluorometric assay. They included tests on the coefficient of variation over the whole concentration range, long-term precision with double-sample standard control charts, comparison of several methods for histamine assay including bioassay, and long-term accuracy with the use of Cusum charts. Finally, appropriate sample preparation, sample-taking, relevant body fluids and tissues, and the right time for sample-taking were evaluated in extended methodologic studies. Histamine assays are not just methods for a normal routine laboratory. Extended knowledge about histamine release and metabolism will be necessary to analyse data in this particular field with reasonable validity.
|Institutions:|| Medicine > Zentren des Universitätsklinikums Regensburg > Tumorzentrum e.V.|
|Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid/standards||MESH|
|Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry/standards||MESH|
|Meta-Analysis as Topic||MESH|
|Sensitivity and Specificity||MESH|
|Subjects:||600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||16 Aug 2011 06:20|
|Last Modified:||16 Aug 2011 06:20|