Thyroid Stimulating Hormone ELISA
The Thyroid Stimulating Hormone ELISA is For Research Use Only
Size: 1×96 wells
Sensitivity: 0.1 μIU/mL
Dynamic Range: 0.2–30 μIU/mL
Incubation Time: 105 minutes
Sample Type: Serum
Sample Size: 50 μL
Alternative Names: TSH ELISA, Human Thyroid Stimulating Hormone ELISA, Human TSH ELISA
The principle of the following enzyme immunoassay test follows a typical one-step capture or ‘sandwich’ type assay. The assay makes use of two highly specific monoclonal antibodies: A monoclonal antibody specific for TSH is immobilized onto the microplate and another monoclonal antibody specific for a different region of TSH is conjugated to horse radish peroxidase (HRP). TSH from the sample and standards are allowed to bind simultaneously to the plate and to the HRP conjugate. The washing and decanting steps remove any unbound HRP conjugate. After the washing step, the enzyme substrate is added. The enzymatic reaction is terminated by addition of the stopping solution. The absorbance is measured on a microtiter plate reader. The intensity of the colour formed by the enzymatic reaction is directly proportional to the concentration of TSH in the sample. A set of standards is used to plot a standard curve from which the amount of TSH in patient samples and controls can be directly read.
SPECIMEN COLLECTION AND STORAGE
Approximately 0.2 mL of serum is required per duplicate determination. Collect 4–5 mL of blood into an appropriately labelled tube and allow it to clot. Centrifuge and carefully remove the serum layer. Store at 4°C for up to 24 hours or at -10°C or lower if the analyses are to be done at a later date. Consider all human specimens as possible biohazardous materials and take appropriate precautions when handling.