Journal of Molecular Neuroscience

, Volume 67, Issue 4, pp 534–539 | Cite as

Amyloid Beta Adsorption Problem with Transfer Plates in Amyloid Beta 1–42 IVD Kits

  • Erdinç Dursun
  • Merve Alaylıoğlu
  • Başar Bilgiç
  • Haşmet Hanağası
  • Hakan Gürvit
  • Murat Emre
  • Duygu Gezen-AkEmail author


Adsorption of CSF Aβ1–42 during pre-analytical processing is suggested as an important confounder in testing. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of polypropylene transfer plates (PTP) in the INNOTEST Aβ1–42 IVD-ELISA assay on Aβ1–42 levels. CSF samples from 26 individuals with subjective cognitive impairment (SCI) and 25 patients with suspected neurodegenerative disorders were tested using four different lots of kits. Aβ1–42 levels in all samples that were loaded onto the PTP were significantly lower than the levels in the same samples that were analyzed without prior loading onto the PTP. We found that the PTP may adsorb Aβ1–42 in the range 7 to 69%. The diagnosis in 20% of patients and amyloid burden assessment in 23% of SCI patients had to be modified post hoc due to initial erroneously low amyloid levels. Using a PTP prior to loading the samples onto the INNOTEST Aβ1–42 test plate may result in erroneously low Aβ1–42 levels.


Alzheimer’s disease Aβ 1–42 CSF Diagnosis Biomarker ELISA 



The English of the manuscript has been edited by EDANZ Language Editing Service with the reference number 17590.

Author Contributions

Erdinç Dursun: study concept and design, analysis and interpretation of data, study supervision, drafting and revision of manuscript for intellectual content

Merve Alaylıoğlu: study concept and design, acquisition and analysis of data

Başar Bilgiç: acquisition of data, revision of manuscript for intellectual content

Haşmet Hanağası: acquisition of data, revision of manuscript for intellectual content

Hakan Gürvit: acquisition of data, revision of manuscript for intellectual content

Murat Emre: acquisition of data, revision of manuscript for intellectual content

Duygu Gezen-Ak: study concept and design, acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of data, study supervision, drafting and revision of manuscript for intellectual content

Funding Information

The present work was supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey-TUBITAK (Project No. 112S361) and by the Research Fund of Istanbul University (Project no: 27781).

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Signed informed consent was obtained from all study participants.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brain and Neurodegenerative Disorders Research Laboratory, Department of Medical Biology, Cerrahpasa Faculty of MedicineIstanbul University-CerrahpasaIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Behavioral Neurology and Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Istanbul Faculty of MedicineIstanbul UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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