• high throughput;
  • FTIR spectroscopy;
  • dry film blood analysis;
  • cancer biomarker;
  • urinary bladder cancer


Blood samples of urinary bladder cancer (UBC) patients and patients with urinary tract infection were analysed with advanced automated high throughput Fourier transform infrared (HT-FTIR)-spectroscopy. Thin dried film samples were robotically prepared on multi-well titer plates (MTP) for absorbance measurements in transmission mode. Within the absorbance, 1st and 2nd derivative spectra of serum and two plasma preparations, discriminative patterns were identified and validated using bioinformatic tools. The optimal spectral resolution for data acquisition was determined. An accurate discrimination of the patient groups was achieved with three different independent spectral variable sets. The HT-FTIR blood test may support future clinical diagnostics. (© 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)