Amniotic fluid alpha-fetoprotein measurements by laser immunonephelometry

Gerald Shulman, Emmanuel M. Paul, Laurence M. Demers

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Abstract

A method is described for measuring human alpha-fetoprotein concentration (AFP) in amniotic fluid by laser immunonephelometry showing results comparable with those obtained by radioimmunoassay. Advantages gained with the laser technique lie in its simplicity as a method which avoids use of radioactive materials, a more rapid 2 h turnaround time and a relatively small capital equipment outlay with minimal operating costs. Laser immunonephelometry appears to be an excellent alternative to radioimmunoassay for measuring AFP in amniotic fluid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-156
Number of pages6
JournalClinica Chimica Acta
Volume108
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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