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
Immunoenzymatic colorimetric method for the quantitative determination of Prolactin concentration in human serum. Prolactin ELISA kit is intended for laboratory use only.
Pituitary prolactin secretion is regulated by neuroendocrine neurons in the hypothalamus, most importantly by neurosecretory dopamine neurons of the arcuate nucleus, which inhibit prolactin secretion.
Prolactin is present in several body fluids, including blood plasma, amniotic fluid, milk, mucosal secretions and cerebrospinal fluid. Prolactin has many effects, the most important of which is to stimulate the mammary glands to produce milk (lactation).
Other possible functions of prolactin include the surfactant synthesis of the foetal lungs at the end of the pregnancy and immune tolerance of the foetus by the maternal organism during pregnancy. Prolactin may also have inhibitory effects on gonadal function when present in high concentrations.