Background: The Norudia glycated albumin (GA) assay was evaluated for analytical performance and assay applicability on multiple analytical platforms.
Methods: The evaluation included precision, linearity, reference interval, and comparison with Lucica GA assay. A multicenter study was conducted to compare the results of Norudia GA assay on five kinds of widely used automated clinical chemistry analyzers.
Results: Within-laboratory imprecisions for GA% presented 1.3 - 3.3% and 0.8 - 2.6% for low- and high-level control materials, respectively, on different analyzers. GA assay was linear from 20.0 to 680.0 µmol/L of GA. The claimed reference range (12 - 16 GA%) was verified. Norudia GA showed a good GA% correlation with Lucica GA (correlation coefficient 0.999). GA% from each analyzer showed good correlation with the consensus mean of the results of five analyzers (correlation coefficient 0.997 - 0.999).
Conclusions: The Norudia GA assay can successfully be implemented in all the tested platforms, with good GA% correlation.