Quantitative Analytical Method for the Determination of Biotinidase Activity in Dried Blood Spot Samples.

Abstract

Biotinidase activity assay is included in most newborn screening protocols, and the positive results are confirmed by quantitative enzyme activity measurements. In our study, we describe a new quantitative analytical method for the determination of biotinidase activity using the blood sample deposited onto filter paper as the assay medium, by predepositing N-biotinyl-p-aminobenzoic acid onto the standard sample collection paper. The analysis of the assay mixture requires a simple extraction step from a dried blood spot followed by the quantification of product by LC-MS. The method provides a simple and reliable enzyme assay method that enables the rapid diagnosis of biotinidase deficiency (BD). Out of the measured 36 samples, 13 were healthy with lower enzyme activities, 16 were patients with partial BD, and 7 were patients with profound BD with residual activity below 10%. Expression of enzyme activity in percentage of mean activity of negative controls allows comparison of the different techniques. The obtained results are in good agreement with activity data determined from both dried blood spots and serum samples, giving an informative diagnostic value.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b02996

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@article{Szab2015QuantitativeAM, title={Quantitative Analytical Method for the Determination of Biotinidase Activity in Dried Blood Spot Samples.}, author={Eszter Szab{\'o} and Ildik{\'o} Szatm{\'a}ri and L{\'a}szl{\'o} P{\'a}l Szőnyi and Zoltan Takats}, journal={Analytical chemistry}, year={2015}, volume={87 20}, pages={10573-8} }