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Shattock, AG and Morgan, Bridget M (1984) Sensitive enzyme immunoassay for the detection of delta antigen and anti-delta,using serum as the delta antigen source. Journal of Medical Virology, 13, (1), pp. 73-82.

A sensitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA, EIA) was developed for the detection of delta antigen in serum treated with Tween 20. The serum delta antigen so derived was used in an ELISA for anti-delta. Both tests were specific and more sensitive than radioimmunoassay (RIA) when applied to testing parenteral drug abusers. It is concluded that the different sources of delta-antigen used may account for the different sensitivities noted, and that delta antigenaemia in acute infection may be more frequently detectable than was first thought, amounting to 71% of those with delta infection in this study and that these sera are a convenient alternative source of antigen.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
Irish-related, Article
Drug Type
Opioid
Intervention Type
Screening / Assessment
Date
1984
Call No
JG26
Page Range
pp. 73-82
Publisher
John Wiley
Volume
13
Number
1
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 1538 (Available)

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