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A competitive microtitre plate enzyme immunoassay for plasma aldosterone using a monoclonal antibody

Authors
Journal
Journal of Steroid Biochemistry
0022-4731
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
31
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0022-4731(88)90336-6
Disciplines
  • Biology

Abstract

Abstract A competitive microtitre plate enzyme immunoassay for plasma aldosterone was developed using an immobilised aldosterone-bovine serum albumin conjugate and a monoclonal anti-aldosterone preparation, followed by the use of enzyme-labelled second antibodies to determine the degree of competition. The quantity of immobilised aldosterone-protein conjugate was adjusted to give optimum assay sensitivity with respect to the antibodies used. The lower limit of detection of aldosterone (55 fmol) was much less than that of an ELISA for aldosterone, using identical reagents but with an excess of immobilised aldosterone-protein conjugate, and up to 1400 fmol could be determined. Aldosterone levels in small amounts of male and female plasma could be assayed with good reproducibility.

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