Cross-reactivity assessment of carbamazepine-10,11-epoxide, oxcarbazepine, and 10-hydroxy-carbazepine in two automated carbamazepine immunoassays: PETINIA and EMIT 2000.


This study was conducted to compare the cross-reactivity of two commercially available carbamazepine (CBZ) immunoassays (PETINIA and EMIT 2000) with carbamazepine-10,11-epoxide (CBZ-E), the active metabolite of CBZ. Oxcarbazepine (OCBZ) and its main metabolite 10-hydroxy-carbazepine (HCBZ) have a chemical structure closely related to that of CBZ. The cross… (More)