WBF

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AcronymDefinition
WBFWrite Binary File
WBFWindows Batch File
WBFWorld Bridge Federation
WBFWorkers' Benefit Fund
WBFWorld Batch Forum
WBFWorld Boxing Federation
WBFWindows Biometric Framework (Microsoft)
WBFWorld Bodybuilding Federation
WBFWorld Business Forum (annual conference)
WBFWood-Burning Fireplace
WBFWalk in the Black Forest (song)
WBFWhitelaw Baikie Figes Chartered Surveyors (Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
WBFWhole Butterfly (chicken)
WBFWater-Based Drilling Fluid
WBFWhitechapel Bell Foundry (London, England)
WBFWorld Burn Foundation
WBFWashington Biotechnology Foundation
WBFWorld Beat Festival (Salem, Oregon)
WBFWhole-Blood Folate (hematology)
WBFWorld Bowling Federation
WBFWet Blood Film
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This finding is not new; there have been a number of reports on poor intermethod agreement of both the serum and whole-blood folate binding assays (18,19).
Erythrocyte or whole-blood folate concentrations represent whole-body folate stores and are used to assess folate status.
Comparison of serum and whole-blood folate measurements in 12 laboratories: an international study [Abstract].
A FLAIR round-robin study of serum and whole-blood folate results across 11 laboratories in seven European countries reported overall CVs of 18-41% (1).
However, there was no difference between OC users and controls in the relationship between plasma holoTC and total serum cobalamin expressed as the holoTC/cobalamin ratio, and in plasma MMA, plasma tHcy, serum folate, whole-blood folate, and serum creatinine (Table 1).
The microbiological assays correlated with immunoassays (Immuno 1; Bayer) for estimation of serum (n = 373; r = 0.91) and whole-blood folate (n = 253; r = 0.61) and serum cobalamin (n = 380; r = 0.96).
Plasma total vitamin [B.sub.12] and whole-blood folate were determined by commercial immunoassays (Bayer Corporation) on a Beckman-Coulter instrument.
The authors noted that adjusting the pH of a 10 g/L ascorbic acid diluent from pH 2.7 to pH 4 or 4.25 with 1 mol/L NaOH before EDTA-WB dilution (1 in 10) and incubation produced significantly increased whole-blood folate (WBF) yields (>10%) from fresh, unfrozen hemolysates.
Results of an international round robin for serum and whole-blood folate. Clin Chem 1996;42:1689-94.
This exercise, as others before it (8, 9), demonstrated the large intraassay and interassay variation in whole-blood folate analysis.
We have expressed the results as whole-blood folate for reasons of clarity because these values are converted in the same way to erythrocyte folate values by using the packed cell volume.
The gas chromatography-mass spectrometry method used to analyze whole-blood folates showed greater sensitivity than previous chromatographic methods; however, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry requires complex sample preparation, including chemical derivatization, that introduces new sources of experimental error and increases the probability of folate degradation (25, 26).
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