409 513

Cited 0 times in

자동화 검사법으로 측정한 혈청 히알루론산의 평가: 류마티스관절염 진단을 위한

Other Titles
 Evaluation of Automated Assays for Measuring Serum Hyaluronic Acid: For the Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis 
 한미순  ;  박용정  ;  김현숙 
 Laboratory Medicine Online, Vol.4(2) : 98-104, 2014 
Journal Title
Laboratory Medicine Online
Issue Date
Hyaluronic acid ; Rheumatoid arthritis ; Automated assay
Background : Hyaluronic acid (HA) is present in the connective tissues wherein it functions as a lubricant. HA is known to be increased in both synovial fluid and serum when inflammation occurs in the joint. We measured serum HA concentrations by automated assays and determined its reference interval and its usefulness as a diagnostic marker in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Methods : Serum specimens collected from 121 healthy individuals and 253 patients with various arthritis were used for measuring HA with two automated assays, namely, LPIAACE (Mitsubishi, Japan) and LT Auto Wako (Wako, Japan). The association between serum HA concentration and the diagnosis of RA was estimated by receiver operator characteristic (ROC) analysis and multivariate logistic regression.

Results : The 95th percentile upper reference limit of serum HA was 57.28 ng/mL (90% confidence interval [CI], 46.30-68.20 ng/mL) for LPIAACE and 72.64 ng/mL (90%% CI, 57.30-85.70 ng/mL) for LT Auto Wako. Area under the ROC curve values of serum HA for discriminating the RA group from the non-RA group were 0.68 for LPIAACE and 0.70 for LT Auto Wako. The odds ratio for serum HA in predicting RA was 1.02 (95% CI, 1.02-1.04) for LPIAACE and 1.03 (95% CI, 1.02-1.05) for LT Auto Wako.

Conclusions : This study provides a reference interval for serum HA concentrations in Koreans. This result suggests that the serum HA concentrations could be helpful as a complementary marker for discriminating RA from other types of arthritis, as well as distinguishing patients with RA from healthy controls.
Files in This Item:
T201402055.pdf Download
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Laboratory Medicine (진단검사의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Hyon Suk(김현숙) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5662-7740
Park, Yong Jung(박용정) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5668-4120
사서에게 알리기


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.