Thursday April 10, 2014
0830 BC/0930 AB & SK/1030 MB/1130 ON & QC/1230 NS & NB/ 1300 NL
Standardization Between Multiplex and Singleplex Immunoassays
Dr. Lawrence de Koning, Clinical Biochemist and Clinical Assistant Professor, Calgary Laboratory Services and the University of Calgary, Calgary AB
Multiplexing is an important development in immunoassay design that allows for several proteins to be quantified in a single sample. As such, multiplex assays have been aggressively marketed - particularly to epidemiologists who need to maximize the amount of useful data from precious samples. However assay conditions for multiplex immunoassays are often not optimized for each antibody reaction, and therefore results from these assays may not be comparable to more traditional singleplex assays. This presentation will review several common types of multiplex assays available for research, and discuss their performance and implications in adopting them.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1) Describe common multiplex assay designs and available assays
2) Understand the technical limitations of multiplex assays
3) Describe how standardization of these assays might be achieved
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