Chromatographic method for determination of glycated proteinaceous species in blood

  • US 6,020,203 A
  • Filed: 08/11/1998
  • Issued: 02/01/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/05/1988
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
Patent Images

1. A method of continuously and sequentially analyzing a plurality of liquid samples each containing both glycated and non-glycated blood protein fractions in respective blood-derived analytes forming a part of said samples using high pressure liquid chromatographic separation techniques, said method comprising the steps of:

  • (a) providing a boronate affinity high pressure liquid chromatographic column comprising hydroxyboryl moeities bound on a support;

    (b) contacting said column with a respective liquid sample containing from 3.38-181.3 micrograms of said blood-derived analytes therein with a transport solution for said non-glycated protein fraction, said transport solution containing a buffering agent and a salt, causing said glycated protein fraction of said respective liquid sample to complex with said bound hydroxyboryl moeities, and separating the transport solution and the non-glycated protein fraction of said respective liquid sample from the column as a non-glycated protein analyzable mixture, said contacting steps being carried out at superatmospheric column pressure;

    (c) spectrophotometrically analyzing said non-glycated protein analyzable mixture; and

    (d) repeating steps (b) and (c) to provide an analysis of each of said plurality of samples, with the total time between successive initial contacts of respective liquid samples with said column being no greater than about 8 minutes.

View all claims

    Thank you for your feedback