The objective of this study was to develop and analytically validate an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for measurement of canine gastric lipase immunoreactivity (cGLI). A sandwich ELISA was developed using canine gastric lipase (cGL) purified from canine stomachs and polyclonal antibodies directed against cGL, raised in rabbits and purified by affinity chromatography. The assay was validated by determination of sensitivity, working range, linearity, accuracy, precision, reproducibility, and the upper limit of the control range by determining the 97.5th percentile of serum cGLI concentration in 74 healthy canines. Sensitivity and working range in serum were 200 ng/L and 200 to 39 160 ng/L, respectively. Observed to expected ratios for dilutional parallelism for 3 serum samples and 3 dilutions ranged from 86.1% to 244.2% (mean ± standard deviation [s] 125.4% ± 48.2%). Observed to expected ratios for spiking recoveries for 3 serum samples and 6 spiking concentrations ranged from 66.4% to 152.5% (mean ± s; 104.5% ± 22.9%). Intra-assay and interassay variabilities for 3 different serum samples were 25.5%, 9.4%, and 13.4% and 26.0%, 17.2%, and 14.4%, respectively The upper limit of the control range for serum cGLI was 662 ng/L. We concluded that the ELISA for cGLI described here is highly sensitive and shows a wide working range. However, the validation characteristics for this assay are suboptimal and below values of approximately 2.000 ng/L the assay is more semiquantitative in nature. Despite its limitations, whether this assay is useful for the diagnosis of canine gastric disorders remains to be determined.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2004|
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