Test ID: FRT3
T3 (Triiodothyronine), Free, Serum
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The instrument used is a Beckman Coulter DxI 800. The Access Free triiodothyronine (T3) assay is a competitive-binding immunoenzymatic assay. A sample is added to a reaction vessel with an anti-T3 monoclonal antibody conjugated to alkaline phosphatase. During the incubation, free T3 in the sample reacts with the anti-T3 antibody. Particles coated with streptavidin and biotinylated T3 analog are then added to the mixture. Unoccupied binding sites on the anti-T3 antibody are bridged to the particle through the T3 analog. After incubation in a reaction vessel, materials bound to the solid phase are held in a magnetic field, while unbound materials are washed away. Chemiluminescent substrate Lumi-Phos 530 is added to the vessel and the light generated by the reaction is measured with a luminometer. The light production is inversely proportional to the concentration of free T3 in the sample. The amount of analyte in the sample is determined from a stored, multipoint calibration curve.(Instruction manual: Beckman Coulter Assay 2007)
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