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Clinical chemistry

Murine monoclonal antibody adsorbed onto vinylidene fluoride floccules used to eliminate antibody interference in "sandwich"-type immunoassays.


PMID 2758644

Abstract

We have previously reported that human anti-mouse IgG antibody (HAMA) can cause false-positive and false-negative results in "sandwich"-type monoclonal antibody (MAb) assays. To eliminate HAMA interference in "sandwich"-type MAb assays, we investigated the use of MAb on solid-phase, vinylidene fluoride floccules, which we have previously used as a solid-phase second antibody for RIA. The simple procedure effectively removes greater than 95% of HAMA from the most positive serum we have obtained from patients hyperimmunized to murine MAb, and it allows for accurate quantification of carcinoembryonic antigen. The solid-phase complex, added to blood, effectively removes HAMA and (or) "HAMA-type" heterophilic antibody from the sera or plasma.