C. S. Ramsay

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BACKGROUND The recent interest of clinical laboratories in developing serum testosterone assays based on isotope dilution-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (ID-LC-MS/MS) stems from the lack of accuracy of direct immunoassays. In this study, we assessed the accuracy and state of standardization (traceability) of 4 published ID-LC-MS/MS(More)
Measurement of estradiol is useful in assisted reproduction, evaluation of infertility, menopause, and male feminization. The analytic performance of 8 estradiol immunoassays was evaluated. The imprecision and accuracy of the Access, ADVIA Centaur, ARCHITECT i2000, AutoDELFIA, Elecsys 2010, IMMULITE 2000, and Vitros ECi estradiol assays (see text for(More)
BACKGROUND Measurement of estradiol (E(2)) plays a critical role in the diagnosis and clinical management of reproductive disorders. The challenge for all currently available direct methods for measuring E(2) is to provide accuracy and precision across a wide dynamic range. METHODS We describe the development and multi-site performance evaluation of a(More)
Participants of the Second International Workshop (WS) on human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) of the International Society of Oncology and Biomarkers Tissue Differentiation 7 (ISOBM TD-7) have characterized in detail a panel of 69 antibodies (Abs) directed against hCG and hCG-related variants that were submitted by eight companies and research groups.(More)
Automatic facial recognition is an attractive solution to the problem of computerised personal identification. In order to facilitate a cost effective solution, high levels of data reduction are required when storing the facial information. Vector Quantization has previously been used as a data reduction technique for the encoding of facial images. This(More)
Traditionally, characterization of protein molecules conjugated with molecular probes is performed by UV-vis spectroscopy. This method determines the average incorporation ratio but does not yield information about the label distribution. Electrospray ionization mass spectroscopy (ESI-MS) allows direct measurement of the fraction of protein containing a(More)
A monoclonal antibody directed against the core protein of hepatitis C virus was characterized for its utility in a sandwich antigen immunoassay wherein the mAb was used as the conjugate. Analysis of unconjugated and acridinium-conjugated monoclonal IgG using a silica-based HPLC size exclusion column revealed the existence of a single, symmetrical peak.(More)
Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a promising new renal biomarker that can reduce the time to diagnose acute kidney injury (AKI). There is little information available about complex glycans on NGAL. Detailed structural characterization of NGAL is necessary to understand the structural variability of NGAL used as a standard in the NGAL(More)
The absolute quantitation of the targeted protein using MS provides a promising method to evaluate/verify biomarkers used in clinical diagnostics. In this study, a cardiac biomarker, troponin I (TnI), was used as a model protein for method development. The epitope peptide of TnI was characterized by epitope excision followed with LC/MS/MS method and acted(More)