Cystatin C is a superior GFR marker for the diagnosis and therapeutic control of renal function for patients of all ages*. The Gentian Cystatin C Immunoassay (ERM-DA471/IFCC standardised) is an in vitro diagnostic test for quantitative determination of cystatin C in human serum and plasma. The Gentian Cystatin C Immunoassay is FDA510(k) cleared and CE-marked.
Cystatin C is a low molecular weight protein produced at a constant rate in nearly every nucleated cell in the human body . It is freely filtered through a normal Glomerular membrane, and is then reabsorbed and almost entirely catabolised in the proximal tubules. Hence, the cystatin C concentration in human blood is closely related to glomerular filtration rate (GFR) . A reduction in the GFR causes a rise in the concentration of cystatin C. The cystatin C concentration has not been shown to be significantly influenced by other factors such as muscular mass, inflammatory diseases, sex, age or diet [2, 3, 4].
In 2010 the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC) formed a working group to produce an international reference material (ERM-DA471/IFCC). The Gentian Cystatin C Immunoassay was one of the methods selected to evaluate the commutability of this world standard . You can be at ease when using this assay knowing that it is has been repeatedly proven to be aligned with the world standards for cystatin C measurement [6, 7, 8].
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The Gentian Cystatin C Immunoassay is a Particle-Enhanced Turbidimetric Immunoassay (PETIA) for in vitro diagnostic testing of cystatin C in human plasma and serum samples. The Gentian Cystatin C Immunoassay is rapidly performed in only 10 minutes and can be applied on a wide range of clinical chemical analysers with documented high inter instrument accuracy .
The calibrator for the Gentian Cystatin C Immunoassay is available in two versions, one-level calibrator for auto-dilution or a 6-point pre-diluted calibrator kit. Both types of calibrators are standardised against the international calibrator standard ERM-DA471/IFCC.
|1101||Gentian Cystatin C Immunoassay Reagent Kit||58 mL + 10 mL|
|1019||Gentian Cystatin C Control Kit||2 x 1 mL|
|1026||Gentian Cystatin C Control Kit||2 x 5 mL|
|1029||Gentian Cystatin C Single Use Control Low||100 x 150µL|
|1030||Gentian Cystatin C Single Use Control High||100 x 150µL|
|1051||Gentian Cystatin C Calibrator Kit||6 x 1 mL|
|1012||Gentian Cystatin C Calibrator||1 mL|
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|Sample type||Serum, plasma|
|Format||Two reagents, ready to use|
|Measuring range||~ 0.4 - 8.0 mg/L|
|Precision1||Total CV < 4%|
|Limit of quantification1||0.28 mg/L|
|Security zone1||29 mg/L|
|Standardization||Calibrated against the reference material
|1Instrument specific, validation results for Roche Cobas c501|
The Gentian Cystatin C Immunoassay is FDA510(k) cleared and CE-marked. For more details on Gentian Cystatin C Immunoassay products and prices please contact us at email@example.com
*not pediatric use in US
Cystatin C is a superior Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) marker for the diagnosis and therapeutic control of renal function for patients of all ages. The low molecular weight protein is produced at a constant rate in nearly every nucleated cell in the human body . It is freely filtered through a normal Glomerular membrane, and it is then reabsorbed and almost entirely catabolised in the proximal tubules. Hence, the cystatin C concentration in human blood is closely related to GFR .
Cystatin C is a potent cysteine proteinase inhibitor produced at a constant rate by all nucleated cells. Cystatin C is filtered effectively by the glomerulus, and then fully reabsorbed and broken down by the renal tubules for recycling. A raised level of serum cystatin C correlates closely with GFR and is therefore a good indicator of reduced kidney function.
Creatinine values are dependent on variables including age and body mass and you must correct for this in calculating GFR. Cystatin C GFR gives a direct and accurate measurement of GFR independent of age and muscle mass.
Serum creatinine values are not a direct measure of GFR. GFR can be reduced by as much as 50% while the serum creatinine value is still within the normal range – this is the “creatinine-blind area”.
Cystatin C does not have a blind area and gives an immediate and true measurement of GFR.
Gold standard methods include the use of intravenous injections of radio labelled substances such as Cr-51-EDTA and Tc-99m-DTPA, or iodinated agents such as iohexol. GFR determined as cystatin C GFR shows a direct relationship between the reciprocal of cystatin C concentration in serum/plasma and GFR. Correlation is very good and is not hampered by collection errors or errors introduced by multiple measurements of blood or urine samples.
The Gentian Cystatin C analysis can be carried out on one routine blood samples, which can conveniently be done together with other standard tests in clinical analysers. Patients do not have to be invaded specifically for the Gentian Cystatin C test. More importantly, Gentian Cystatin C can replace a range of unpleasant tests, including urine collection or radioactive measurements with repeated blood sampling. Especially for paediatricians, Cystatin GFR is the preferred test method.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to access the Gentian Cystatin C GFR test in your country.
The Gentian Cystatin C assay is available on most major clinical analyser. Please contact email@example.com for more information on availability on the clinical analyser in your laboratory.
The Gentian Cystatin C assay is standardised to the international reference material ERM-DA471/IFCC, and has been repeatedly proven to be aligned with the world standards for cystatin C measurement.
Yes, the Gentian Cystatin C Immunoassay is FDA510(k) cleared and CE-marked.
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