Send to

Choose Destination
J Immunol Methods. 2000 Feb 3;234(1-2):99-106.

ELISA for a complexed antigen with a monoclonal antibody blocking reaction with the free antigen-assay-specific for complexed prostate-specific antigen.

Author information

Second Department of Pathology, Nara Medical University, 840 Shijo-cho, Kashihara, Japan.


We have developed an enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) for serum complexed-antigen (prostate-specific antigen; PSA)(c-PSA) with simultaneous blocking of free-antigen (PSA)(f-PSA). The assay utilizes three different monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) recognising three distinct PSA epitopes. The detection limit was established as 0.19 microg/l (n=20, mean of zero standard+2S.D.) and the average recovery of f-PSA was 98-100%. The within-run and between-day coefficients of variation (CV) ranged from 2.1% to 3.2% and 2.8% to 6.3%, respectively. There was a good correlation between serum c-PSA measured by the present ELISA and PSA-alpha(1)-antichymotrypsin complex (PSA-ACT) concentrations (r=0.991). This method should provide a better tool for discriminating between benign and malignant prostatic disease.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center