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Enzyme Mediated Immunoassay: An Overview

  • T. T. Ngo

Abstract

Since its introduction by Yalow and Berson (1959), radioimmunoassay (RIA) has played important roles in facilitating and accelerating basic discoveries in biomedical sciences and has become a standard tool in laboratory medicine. Millions of clinical tests are now routinely performed by using RIA. The rapid and wide acceptance of RIA as a routine clinical method can be attributed to (1) the general applicability of the method, i.e., any compound can be analyzed by a RIA so long as an antibody specific to that compound is available; (2) the selectivity and specificity of the method; (3) the sensitivity of a radioactive isotope as the label in RIA and (4) the minimal inference and ease of performing the test.

Keywords

Enzyme Immunoassay Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide Immobilize Antibody Enzyme Modulator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. T. Ngo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Developmental and Cell BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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