Robert C. Boguslaski

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The availability of new immunoassay and chromatographic methods has led to the revolution in therapeutic drug monitoring. The immunochemical and chromatographic methods both meet the analytical requirements of sensitivity, precision, and accuracy needed for most TDM applications. The technique chosen for any laboratory will depend upon numerous factors such(More)
We applied a homogeneous reactant-labeled fluorescent immunoassay to the measurement of therapeutic drug concentrations in human serum, exemplified here by gentamicin. A derivative of umbelliferyl-beta-galactoside was coupled covalently to the drug and this conjugate was found to be nonfluorescent under assay conditions. The drug/dye conjugate was a(More)
A homogeneous substrate-labeled fluorescent immunoassay has been applied to the measurement of phenytoin concentrations in human serum. We coupled a fluorogenic enzyme substrate, galactosyl-umbelliferone, covalently to a derivative of phenytoin. Under assay conditions, this drug-substrate conjugate was nonfluorescent but became fluorescent upon hydrolysis(More)
OBJECTIVES Determine sensitivity and specificity of a new urease reagent strip (URS) test for detection of Helicobacter pylori in gastric biopsy specimens. METHODS Six paired biopsy specimens were obtained from the greater curvature of the distal antrum, the lesser curvature near the incisura, and the corpus along the greater curvature during 66(More)
A rapid and convenient column radioassay for the quantification of vitamin B-12 in clinical specimens has been developed. A mixture of the specimen and radiolabeled B-12 was applied to a column containing immobilized intrinsic factor and allowed to incubate for two hours. A buffer wash then separated bound and free B-12. The average intra- and inter-assay(More)
An immunoassay for thyroxine (T4) monitored by chemiluminescence was evaluated with clinical serums. A thyroxine-label conjugate (T4-L) and serum samples were applied sequentially to alkaline Sephadex G-25 columns which adsorbed the thyroxine species. Other serum components and potential interferents were washed from the column with barbital buffer.(More)