Immunoassay

Edited by

  • Eleftherios Diamandis, Mount Sinai Hospital and University of Toronto, Canada
  • Theodore Christopoulos, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Immunoassays are among the most powerful and sensitive technologies now available for patient diagnosis and monitoring. This book is an indispensable guide to information on the theory and practice of immunoassays. It discusses the scientific basis of these technologies in a logical, organized, and heuristic manner and provides protocols for specific assays. The contents of this unique book are balanced among theory, practical issues, quality control, automation, and subspecialty areas, making it ideal for health science students, laboratory scientists, and clinicians.
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Book information

  • Published: June 1996
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-214730-2


Table of Contents

Past, Present, And Future of Immunological Assays. Immune Function and Antibody Structure. Theory of Immunoassays. Data Interpretation and Quality Control. Production and Purification of Antibodies. Antibody Engineering. Interferences in Immunoassays. Labeling of Antibodies and Antigens. Solid-Phases in Immunoassay. Immunoassay Configurations. The Avidin-Biotin System. Radioimmunoassay. Enzyme Immunoassay. Fluorescence Immunoassays. Chemiluminescence Immunoassay. Bioluminescence Immunoassays. Nephelometric and Turbidimetric Immunoassay. Simultaneous Multianalyte Immunoassays. Noncompetitive Immunoassay for Small Molecules. Free Hormone Measurements. Automation of Immunological Assays. Thin Film Immunoassays. Immunoblotting Techniques. Development of In-House Immunological Assays.