What is an ELISA?
skonings at post.its.mcw.edu
Fri Mar 17 16:49:08 EST 1995
Sean Jason Mc Mahon (sm010b at uhura.cc.rochester.edu) wrote:
: I know this is a simple question, but could anyone tell me what an
: Elisa assay is and an example of what you would use it for? Thanks.
EnzymeLinkedImmunoSorbentAssay. Depending on the configuration, it
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can be used to detect specific antibodies or antigens in serum. You can use
it to determine if some one has made antibodies to HIV, Hepatitis B, and a
nearly unlimited number of other antigens. You can also use an ELISA to see
if some one currently has Hepatitis B in their serum. I use ELISAs to
measure IgG and IgM in human serum. If its an antigen or antibody, there is
probably someway to detect it using an ELISA.
There, that's a start. Books have been written on the technic, so
I'm sure I've left something out. But others will be happy to fill in the
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