Abstract A solid-phase enzyme immunoassay (EIA) was developed for the quantitation of human fibronectin in body fluids and cell culture media. In the assay a human fibronectin-specific murine monoclonal IgG 1 (f-33) was used as capture antibody and polyclonal rabbit anti-fibronectin as detector antibody. The antibody showed no reactivity to purified monkey, dog, rabbit, horse, sheep, mouse, bovine or chicken fibronectins. The determinant of the monoclonal antibody was mapped to the cell-binding region of the fribronectin molecule. This localization was based on the use of purified fragments of fibronectin, immunoblotting, EIA and inhibition of fibroblast adhesion and spreading by the antibody. The detection limit of the fibronectin assay was 2 ng/ml. The assay was used for the quantitation of fibronectin in human plasma, urine and cerebrospinal fluid specimens and culture media of human cells.