Effect of beta-glucuronidase on urinary benzodiazepine concentrations determined by fluorescence polarization immunoassay

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Abstract

In samples from patients treated with oxazepam, beta-glucuronidase increased the immunoreactivity of urinary benzodiazepines analyzed by fluorescence polarization immunoassay (FPIA). Increasing concentrations of beta-glucuronidase added to samples from drug-free controls did not influence the results. In the absence of beta-glucuronidase, 22 of 35 samples from patients undergoing detoxification gave positive results at a cutoff concentration of 200 micrograms/L. Pretreatment with beta-glucuronidase increased the number of drug-positive samples to 33. The drug-negative samples were obtained from two patients who had been oxazepam-free for at least 1 week. Thus, beta-glucuronidase can be used to increase the sensitivity of the urinary benzodiazepine FPIA without reducing the specificity of the method.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Biokemi och molekylärbiologi
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)920-923
TidskriftClinical Chemistry
Volym41
Utgåva nummer6 Pt 1
StatusPublished - 1995
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa