Key Features and Values

– Same sample type can be used across all assays to simplify inclusion into routine serology work-up
– Ready to use reagents reduces hands-on time for assay preparation
– Long shelf life cost-effective solution by reducing wastage due to expired kits
– Suitable for inclusion on automated plate systems simplifies scale-up of test volume
– Supported by a complete panel of assays for supporting treatment monitoring of several forms of hormonal dysfunctions

Product Description

Immunoenzymatic colorimetric method for quantitative determination of β-HCG concentration in human serum or plasma.  b-HCG ELISA kit is intended for laboratory use only.

Scientific Description
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a glycoprotein hormone secreted in pregnancy, that is made by the embryo soon after conception and later by the syncytiotrophoblast (part of the placenta).  Its role is to prevent the disintegration of the corpus luteum of the ovary and thereby maintain progesterone production that is critical for a pregnancy in humans.  HCG may have additional functions, for instance it is thought that it affects the immune tolerance of the pregnancy.
Pregnancy tests measure the levels of HCG in the blood or urine to indicate the presence or absence of an implanted embryo.  In particular, pregnancy tests employ an antibody that is specific to the β-subunit of HCG (β-HCG).  This is important so that tests do not make false positives by confusing HCG with LH and FSH.
β-HCG is also secreted by some cancers including teratomas and choriocarcinomas.  But, elevated levels cannot prove the presence of a tumour, and low levels do not rule it out.
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Code: DKO014
Clinical Area:
Incubation: 60+15 min
Analytical range: 1 - 400 mIU/mL
Sensitivity: N/A
Specificity: N/A
Classification: IVD, CE
Number of Tests: 96
Sample Type: Serum/Plasma
Sample Volume: 25 μL
Assay Range: 1 - 400 mIU/mL