The introduction of tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) to clinical laboratories and the advent of expanded newborn screening (NBS) were crucial changes to public health programs worldwide. Speed, robustness, accuracy, selectivity, and specificity of analysis are all requirements of expanded NBS and are needed to minimize false positive results risks, to possibly eliminate false negatives, and to improve the positive predictive value of NBS. In this study, we firstly evaluated the analytical performances of the RenataDX Screening System, a fully integrated flow-injection MS/MS (FIA-MS/MS) IVD system for high-throughput dried blood spot (DBS) analysis in a routine NBS laboratory. Since a choice of several commercial NBS kits is available, we sought to compare NeoBaseTM 2 (PerkinElmer®) and MassChrom® (Chromsystems) non-derivatized kits on the RenataDX platform by evaluating their analytical performances. Moreover, we verified the degree of correlation between data obtained by the two different NBS MS/MS kits by FIA-MS/MS of over 500 samples. Our data suggest that both methods correlate well with clinically insignificant differences that do not impact the NBS result. Finally, while NeoBase™ 2 offers an easier and faster sample preparation, MassChrom® provides a cleaner sample extract which empirically should improve instrument reliability.

Analytical Evaluation of the Ideal Strategy for High-Throughput Flow Injection Analysis by Tandem Mass Spectrometry in Routine Newborn Screening

Ilaria Cicalini
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Silvia Valentinuzzi
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Damiana Pieragostino;Ada Consalvo;Mirco Zucchelli;Liborio Stuppia;Vincenzo De Laurenzi;Piero Del Boccio;Claudia Rossi
2021

Abstract

The introduction of tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) to clinical laboratories and the advent of expanded newborn screening (NBS) were crucial changes to public health programs worldwide. Speed, robustness, accuracy, selectivity, and specificity of analysis are all requirements of expanded NBS and are needed to minimize false positive results risks, to possibly eliminate false negatives, and to improve the positive predictive value of NBS. In this study, we firstly evaluated the analytical performances of the RenataDX Screening System, a fully integrated flow-injection MS/MS (FIA-MS/MS) IVD system for high-throughput dried blood spot (DBS) analysis in a routine NBS laboratory. Since a choice of several commercial NBS kits is available, we sought to compare NeoBaseTM 2 (PerkinElmer®) and MassChrom® (Chromsystems) non-derivatized kits on the RenataDX platform by evaluating their analytical performances. Moreover, we verified the degree of correlation between data obtained by the two different NBS MS/MS kits by FIA-MS/MS of over 500 samples. Our data suggest that both methods correlate well with clinically insignificant differences that do not impact the NBS result. Finally, while NeoBase™ 2 offers an easier and faster sample preparation, MassChrom® provides a cleaner sample extract which empirically should improve instrument reliability.
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