Endometriosis is a very common disease, affecting 10% of women in the reproductive age. To date, a significant delay between onset of the symptoms and definitive diagnosis is caused by the lack of a reliable non-invasive diagnostic test. Recently, the potential value as diagnostic markers for endometriosis of three proteins (Zn-alpha2-glycoprotein, serum albumin, and complement C3 precursor), has been showed. In this article, we have defined the experimental conditions for the development of a multiplex bead array assay for rapid and simultaneous quantification of these three biomarkers in the serum of patients with endometriosis. Finally, pivotal experiments on a small cohort of patients have confirmed the diagnostic value of this assay. J. Cell. Physiol. 231: 2622–2627, 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
|Titolo:||Prototype of Multiplex Bead Assay for Quantification of Three Serum Biomarkers for In Vitro Diagnosis of Endometriosis|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|