PMID: 6321510Jan 1, 1984Paper

A comparison of enzyme-immunoassay and radioimmunoassay for detection of hepatitis A virus and antibodies against hepatitis A virus

Journal of Biological Standardization
G DöllerH Schmitz

Abstract

A direct comparison has been made of tracers labelled with an enzyme and with 125I in solid phase enzyme-immunoassay (EIA) and solid phase radioimmunoassay (RIA) for the detection of hepatitis A virus (HAV) antigen and antibodies to HAV. By comparing the binding capacity of peroxidase-labelled anti-HAV-IgG and anti-HAV-F(ab)2 fragments tracers, anti-HAV-IgG was found to have a higher binding capacity than anti-HAV-F(ab)2 fragments in both EIA and RIA. For EIA 16.25-fold more anti-HAV-IgG was needed for one test probe compared to RIA and 32.5-fold more anti-HAV-F(ab)2 fragments. For the detection of HAV antigen from stool preparations and IgG and IgM antibodies against HAV, there were only minor quantitative differences in titre. EIA was as sensitive as RIA.

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