A Comparison Study Between Ragweed-Specific IgG4 as Measured by RAST and FAST
Abstract:A solid phase Sepharose-based RIA (IgG4 RAST) was compared to the IgG4 FAST enzyme immunoassay for measurements of Ragweed-specific IgG4. Although FAST reagents were used, a standard serum of known antibody content along with modifications in the FAST assay were necessary to attempt to develop a quantitative assay. Various assay parameters such as precision, reproducibility, sensitivity and parallelism were examined. Specificity of the monoclonal anti-IgG4 used in the FAST was not evaluated. Conditions and method of assay for the two systems differed substantially, particularly in the short incubation time for the IgG4 determinations.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1987-11-01
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