Evaluation of a New Aptamer-Based Array for Soluble Suppressor of Tumorgenicity (ST2) and N-terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (NTproBNP) in Heart Failure Patients

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J Cardiovasc Transl Res


BACKGROUND: Recent advances in multi-marker platforms offer faster data generation, but the fidelity of these methods compared to the ELISA is not established. We tested the correlation and predictive performance of SOMAscan vs. ELISA methods for NTproBNP and ST2.

METHODS: Patients ≥ 18 years with heart failure and ejection fraction < 50% were enrolled. We tested the correlation between SOMA and ELISA for each biomarker and their association with outcomes.

RESULTS: There was good correlation of SOMA vs. ELISA for ST2 (ρ = 0.71) and excellent correlation for NTproBNP (ρ = 0.94). The two versions of both markers were not significantly different regarding survival association. The two ST2 assays and NTproBNP assays were similarly associated with all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality. These associations remained statistically significant when adjusted for MAGGIC risk score (all p < 0.05).

CONCLUSION: SOMAscan quantifications of ST2 and NTproBNP correlate to ELISA versions and carry similar prognosis.

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