Rapid solid-phase immunoassay for 6-keto prostaglandin F1 alpha on microplates

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Title: Rapid solid-phase immunoassay for 6-keto prostaglandin F1 alpha on microplates
Author: Schramm, W.; Smith, R.; Jackson, T.; Craig, Paul; Grates, H.; Minton, L.
Abstract: We describe, for the measurement of 6-keto prostaglandin F1 alpha in biological media, a solid-phase immunoassay with immobilized antibodies that requires a total processing time of less than 2 h with hands-on time less than 30 min for 40 samples. The method combines the convenience of the microplate format with the sensitivity of radiolabeled prostaglandin derivatives as tracers in a competitive immunoassay. The intra- and interassay variations at 50% displacement of the radiolabeled prostaglandin derivative as tracer were 9.0% and 11.8%, respectively. At 50% displacement of the radiolabeled tracer, the sensitivity is about 20 pg per well. Optimal incubation time is between 60 and 90 min. Nonspecific binding was less than 1% if about 8 pg of tracer (approximately 25,000 counts/min per well) was used. Inhibition curves of samples in different dilutions were parallel to standard curves. The variation of bound radiolabeled prostaglandin derivative within the wells of one microplate (n = 96) was less than 3%. Human plasma samples and medium from tissue culture assayed for 6- keto prostaglandin F1 alpha correlated well with results obtained with a solid-phase assay based on use of magnetic particles (r = 0.99, n = 24 for culture-medium samples; r = 0.99; n = 26 for plasma samples.
Description: Article may be found at: http://www.clinchem.org/cgi/content/abstract/36/3/509
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/2156
Date: 1990-03-01

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