Test ID: HGH
Growth Hormone, Serum
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The instrument used is the Beckman Coulter UniCel DXI 800. The Access Ultrasensitive human growth hormone (hGH) assay is a simultaneous one-step immunoenzymatic ("sandwich") assay. A sample is added to a reaction vessel along with polyclonal goat anti-hGH alkaline phosphatase conjugate and paramagnetic particles coated with mouse monoclonal anti-hGH antibody. The patient sample hGH binds to the monoclonal anti-hGH on the solid phase, while the goat anti-hGH-alkaline phosphatase conjugate reacts with a different antigenic site on patient sample hGH. After incubation in a reaction vessel, materials bound to the solid phase are held in a magnetic field while unbound materials are washed away. Then, the chemiluminescent substrate Lumi-Phos 530 is added to the vessel and light generated by the reaction is measured with a luminometer. The light production is directly proportional to the concentration of hGH in the sample. The amount of analyte in the sample is determined from a stored, multi-point calibration curve.(Beckman Coulter Assay Manual 2007. Beckman Coulter Inc. 4300 N Harbor Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92835)
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