Chemometric treatment of serum spectra for obtaining information about the clinical parameters

D. Perez-Guaita, Josep Ventura-Gayete, C. Pérez-Rambla, Miguel Sancho Andreu, Salvador Garrigues Mateo, Miguel de la Guardia

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The great amount of clinical analysis carried out daily in the hospitals justifies the attempts to develop fast screening tools in order to avoid the confirmation analysis of samples far from pathological values. Infrared (IR) is a promising technique on the clinical field that has been used for the determination of clinical parameters in sera. However, serum and related fluids are complex matrices which produce overlapped spectra and chemometric treatment is a necessary and critical step in order to extract as much as possible information. This chapter focuses on the extraction of the information about the concentration levels of clinical compounds in serum samples through chemometric treatment of IR spectra. To do it we have made a revision of the regression algorithms used for predicting the concentration of clinical parameters and evaluated the diagnostic capability of attenuated total reflectance (ATR) Fourier transform (FT)-IR measurements of serum samples for the detection of samples with normal values of target analytes using discrimination methods, such as linear discriminant analysis and partial least squares discriminant analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Applications of Chemometrics
Subtitle of host publicationChemistry Research and Applications
EditorsMohammadreza Khanmohammadi
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781634631334
ISBN (Print)9781634631174
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameChemistry Research and Applications
PublisherNova Publishers


  • Chemometrics
  • Clinical Diagnosis
  • LDA
  • PLS-DA
  • Screening
  • Serum
  • Vibrational Spectroscopy

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