Catalytic concentration of alpha-amylase determined by IFCC reference method at 37 C
The Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) characterized and certified a reference material under the name and number IRMM/IFCC-456. This report describes the certification of the catalytic concentration of alpha-amylase in a purified lyophilised material of human origin (pancreas) in a human serum albumin matrix when measured by the IFCC reference method at 37 C. The catalytic concentration of amylase in reconstituted material is certified to 546 +/- 19 U/L or 9.1 +/- 0.3 micro-kat/L. It is the intention that the reference material should be used to control and optimise the performance of enzyme measurements, verify the comparability of results from different laboratories and be used as a reference material for manufacturers of reagents and diagnostic kits.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19927 EN (2001), pp. 18. Euro: Free of charge
Availability: Available from JRC Information & Public Relations Unit, European Commission. Fax: +32-2-2996322 and JRC Information & Public Relations Unit, Ispra (IT)
ISBN: ISBN 92-894-1980-6
Record Number: 200114189 / Last updated on: 2001-12-19
Original language: en
Available languages: en