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How can antibodies be used to detect human chorionic gonadotropin?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Immunoassay

A technique known as the immunoassay, first developed by Berson and Yalow in the late '50's and early '60's, and for which they won the Nobel prize in 1977, uses hCG-specific antibodies to quantifiably identify the hCG, then a secondary antibody with a quantifiable marker (color, radioactivity, etc) to identify the hCG/hCG antibody complexes.
It remains a very important means of testing in endocri

In brief: Immunoassay

A technique known as the immunoassay, first developed by Berson and Yalow in the late '50's and early '60's, and for which they won the Nobel prize in 1977, uses hCG-specific antibodies to quantifiably identify the hCG, then a secondary antibody with a quantifiable marker (color, radioactivity, etc) to identify the hCG/hCG antibody complexes.
It remains a very important means of testing in endocri
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