A comparative study on the effect of blood collection tubes on stress oxidative markers

Bastin, Alireza and Fooladi, Saba and Doustimotlagh, Amir Hossein and Vakil, Sina and Aminizadeh, Amir Hashem and Faramarz, Sanaz and Shiri, Hamidreza and Nematollahi, Mohammad Hadi (2022) A comparative study on the effect of blood collection tubes on stress oxidative markers. plus one. ISSN 1932-6203

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Oxidative stress has a major role in disease pathogenesis. However, limited studies have investigated the effect of various sample collection tubes on oxidative biomarkers. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of different collection tubes on the variation of malondialdehyde (MDA), nitric oxide (NO), total thiol (t-SH), and ferric reducing ability of plasma (FRAP) levels. A total of 35 individuals participated in this study and each collected sample was separated into three different tubes: glass tubes (GTs), plain plastic tubes (PTs), and gel separator tubes (GSTs). The results of PTs and GSTs were compared to those of GTs as the reference tube. The comparison between the means of biomarkers in various tubes indicated that there was no significant difference in MDA results between tubes. In contrast, t-SH and NO content were significantly decreased in GSTs and PTs compared to GTs. However, the Bland-Altman analysis showed an acceptable concordance for the mentioned analytes and the statistically significant differences were not clinically significant for NO, MDA, and t-SH antioxidant parameters. Moreover, the FRAP level was considerably lower in GSTs compared to GTs. Nevertheless, the Bland-Altman analysis showed a high bias percentage for the FRAP assay when using PTs and GSTs. According to the present results, it can be concluded that switching to plastic blood collection tubes or serum separation tubes could influence the FRAP results. However, there was no interference for the interpretation of other antioxidant assays in different types of collection tubes. Hence, it is suggested to use GTs for total antioxidant capacity evaluations, especially the FRAP assay.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QU Biochemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Medicin > Department of Biochemistry
Depositing User: خدیجه شبانکاره
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2022 07:08
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 07:08
URI: http://eprints.bpums.ac.ir/id/eprint/9645

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