Monitoring of mycophenolic acid in the plasma of transplant patients by capillary electrophoresis

Ünsalan S., Hempel G., Fobker M., Würthwein G., Boos J.

Chromatographia, vol.64, no.7-8, pp.419-421, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 7-8
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1365/s10337-006-0046-0
  • Journal Name: Chromatographia
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.419-421
  • Keywords: capillary electrophoresis, enzyme multiplied immunoossay, mycophenolic acid
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


Plasma samples from 60 transplant patients on mycophenolate mofetil therapy were analysed using validated capillary electrophoresis (CE) method to determine mycophenolic acid (MPA) and its main metabolite mycophenolic acid glucuronide. Enzyme multiplied immunoassay technique (EMIT) values were available for the same samples. The differences between the results from the two methods was clarified by using Bland-Altman analysis and further statistical analysis. More than 90% of the results showed a positive bias, with EMIT giving higher levels than CE. © 2006 Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlag/GWV Fachverlage GmbH.