hepatomiR® kit (CE-IVD)
hepatomiR® kit (CE-IVD)
hepatomiR® kit (CE-IVD)

Blood-based microRNA liver biomarkers – hepatomiR®

The hepatomiR® kit (CE-IVD) is intended for the quantification of hsa-miR-122-5p, hsa-miR-192-5p, and hsa-miR-151a-5p in human plasma samples for diagnostic use.

A software application included with the kit computes a liver function score (hepatomiR® P-Score) using a proprietary algorithm.

The hepatomiR® P-Score has been proven useful to assess the risk of post hepatectomy liver failure (PHLF) in patients with HCC, CCC, or metastatic colorectal cancer (Starlinger et al., HEPATOLOGY, Vol. 69, No. 6, 2019). This is critical to identify patients with a high risk of postoperative liver dysfunction and to plan appropriate risk reduction measures.

Others currently investigated intended uses of the product are the assessment of liver function in the context of acute or chronic liver diseases.

hepatomiR® kit (CE-IVD)

hepatomiR® kit (CE-IVD)

Size: 48 samples

Kit Price: 3,600 €
Price/sample: 75 €

hepatomiR® kit (CE-IVD)

hepatomiR® kit (CE-IVD)

Size: 48 samples

Kit Price: 3,600 €
Price/sample: 75 €

hepatomiR® kit (CE-IVD)

assay characteristics

Quality: the only CE-certified in-vitro diagnostic RT-qPCR assay for robust quantification of three human microRNA liver biomarkers in plasma.

One-stop-shop: contains all necessary reagents and quality controls required to generate high-quality results. A software application allows instant transformation of raw data into easily interpretable figures and tables.

Broad applicability: analysis of miR-122-5p, miR-192-5p, and miR-151a-5p informs on liver function in the context of chronic or acute liver diseases: potential applications include the pre-operative assessment of liver function in HCC, CCC, and mCRC, the diagnosis of drug-induced liver injury (DILI), or the monitoring of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Uniqueness: the only CE-certified test for the quantitative measurement of miR-122-5p, miR-192-5p, and miR-151a-5p in human plasma samples.

assay requirements

Sample type: 200 μl fresh or frozen platelet-free plasma.

Required equipment: Roche® LightCycler® 480 (96-well or 384-well block)

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hepatomiR® kit (CE-IVD)

price list

product number product size PCR Cycler compatibility price product information
KT-031-HEP 96F hepatomiR®
96-well
48 samples
6 samples/plate
8 miRs/sample
Roche® LightCycler® 480 € 3.600.-

€ 75.-/sample

instructions for use (IFU)
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KT-031-HEP 384G hepatomiR®
384-well
48 samples
24 samples/plate
8 miRs/sample
Roche® LightCycler® 480 € 3.600.-

€ 75.-/sample

instructions for use (IFU)
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product description

  • High throughput: Analysis of up to 6 samples per 96-well or 24 samples per 384-well plate.
  • Sample volume:
    • 200 µL platelet-poor plasma (lower volumes can be used).
    • Samples can be deep-frozen (-70°C or lower) or fresh (centrifuge plasma within 2 hours of blood collection).
  • Efficiency by design: duplicate analysis in primer-coated 96- or 384-well plates increases robustness while reducing hands-on time.
  • Quality: control assays for sample quality, RNA isolation efficiency and RT-qPCR performance ensure high data quality.
  • Fast and simple data analysis: the hepatomiR® software application simplifies data analysis. Going from raw data to a full report takes <5 minutes.

Further information about the components included can be found here

The hepatomiR® software application is intended for:

  • Standardized analysis of qPCR data
  • Import: upload of raw data files from qPCR instrument and automatic Cq-value calling
  • Quality Control: inspect amplification curves, melting temperature, spike-in and hemolysis controls
  • Analysis: calculation and interpretation of hepatomiR® risk score
  • Export: export of raw Cq-values and hepatomiR®  risk score

The hepatomiR® software application and further information will be made available to all registered customers of the hepatomiR® kit.

intended use

The hepatomiR® kit is intended to be used to quantify the levels of three human miRNAs, hsa-miR-122-5p, hsa-miR-192-5p, and hsa-miR-151a-5p in human platelet-poor plasma samples. The hepatomiR® software calculates and returns a score (“P-score”), that can be used as a surrogate of liver function. The hepatomiR® P-score ranges between 0 and 1. A high P-score indicates reduced liver function and higher risk of adverse outcomes.

definition of the patient population

The population used to develop hepatomiR® was men (69%) and women (31%). The age range was 22-90 years with a median of 65 years. Three major tumor types were represented as hepatectomy, specifically hepatocellular (HCC) (20%), cholangiocellular (CCC) (19%), and metastatic colorectal carcinomas (mCRC) (41%). Other tumor types (9%) and benign tumors (5.5%) were represented as well.

other intended use

The hepatomiR® P-score has been found to be potentially useful for preoperative (pre- OP) assessment of liver function in patients undergoing hepatic surgery. Together with other clinical parameters, the hepatomiR® P-score can inform about a patient’s risk of posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF). Therefore, the test can be applied in patients in need of partial liver resection (for example for the treatment of mCRC, CCC, or HCC cancers) who are eligible for liver resection based on tumor size and distribution, general health status and liver function status according to traditional liver function parameters for the following reasons:

• To identify patients with high risk of PHLF, who will not benefit from operation.
• To identify patients with low risk of PHLF, who can be operated without delay
• To identify patients with intermediate risk of PHLF, who are eligible of preoperative intervention with the aim of improving liver function.
• To monitor of liver function during and after intervention with the aim of improving liver function.

Others planned intended use of the product are: the assessment of liver function in the context of acute or chronic liver diseases.

Key Publications

Starlinger P, Hackl H, Pereyra D, Skalicky S, Geiger E, Finsterbusch M, Tamandl D, Brostjan C, Grünberger T, Hackl M, Assinger A. (2019). Predicting Postoperative Liver Dysfunction Based on Blood Derived MicroRNA Signatures. Hepatology. 2019 Jun;69(6):2636-2651. doi: 10.1002/hep.30572. Epub 2019 Apr 10

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hepatomiR® kit IFU
SDS Lysis Buffer
SDS Precipitation Buffer
SDS Wash Buffer

frequently asked questions (FAQ)

One kit provides sufficient reagents for the analysis of 48 samples.

The hepatomiR® kit is intended to be used with human samples. However, orthologs for all hepatomiRs exist in other species, enabling the use of the tests in non-mammalian species for research-use purposes. Importantly, the hepatomiR P-score has not been validated for non-human samples. To assess the feasibility of such projects, please contact us before using the assay in non-human species.

We have performed an in-depth analysis of the correlations of hepatomiR® P-score to parameters such as liver enzymes and ICG clearance. Read our key publication to find out how hepatomiR® performs in comparison to these parameters.

The hepatomiR® kit (CE-IVD) is compatible with Roche LC480 I and II instruments and supports 96-well and 384-well plate formats.

Three different quality control assays for monitoring analytical performance (RNA isolation, reverse transcription, and PCR) as well as two quality controls to assess sample quality (hemolysis) are included in the kit. No further controls are necessary to run an analysis. The data analysis tool automatically performs a QC pass/non-pass check for each analyzed sample.

The hepatomiR® kit requires the use of double-centrifuged plasma in order to obtain reliable results. Please refer to page 21 of this manual for the specific collection protocol. Important: Heparin as an anticoagulant is not compatible with RT-qPCR analysis and must be avoided. CTAD (Citrate, Theophyllin, Adenosin and Dipyridamol) has been exclusively used during the development of the hepatomiR® kit. Citrate has been shown to yield comparative results.

The hepatomiR® kit includes the Plasma RNA extraction kit for RNA isolation protocol from a defined input volume of 200 µL plasma. The kit ensures high RNA yield and prevents inhibition of downstream PCR amplification. For further information on RNA isolation please refer to the sections in the instructions-for-use.

The intra-assay precision reflects variability among replicate determinations of the hepatomiR p-score within the same assay run. For this experiment, three donors were measured in quadruplicates on one day within one analysis run. The intra-assay standard deviation (SD) of the hepatomiR P-Score for the three donors was found to be between 0.05 and 0.01.

Inter-assay precision measures the variance between runs of sample replicates on different plates and can be used to assess plate-to-plate consistency. HepatomiR p-score analysis workflow was performed on three different days.  An inter-assay SD of the hepatomiR P-Score between 0.04 and 0.02 was determined.

The hepatomiR® kit (CE-IVD) comes with a software application that can be accessed under https://hepatomir.tamirna.com. Username and password are provided with the purchase of the product. Instructions for correct use of the software application are provided in the instructions for use and software application.

hepatomiR® kit (CE-IVD)
hepatomiR® kit (CE-IVD)
hepatomiR® kit (CE-IVD)