Background: Adalimumab is a therapeutic antibody used for treating inflammatory diseases. To understand interindividual PK variability, there is a need to develop and validate an assay to measure serum adalimumab concentrations.
Methods: An ELISA was developed on microtiter plates coated with TNF-α. Seven nonzero adalimumab standards ranging from 0.05 to 50 mg/l and three quality controls (0.2, 2.5 and 7 mg/l) were tested for their intra and interday precision on six occasions.
Results: The LOD, LLOQ and ULOQ of the assay were 0.022, 0.073 and 9 mg/l, respectively.
Conclusion: This method is accurate, reproducible and may be useful for PK studies and for therapeutic drug monitoring of adalimumab.