EVALUATION OF IMMUNOASSAY METHODS FOR PROLACTIN IN BODY FLUIDS
Final rept., 16 Aug 1965-1 Jul 1966
AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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A practical immunologic assay to detect the hormone, prolactin, in body fluids was evaluated. Prolactin content was assayed using positive antiprolactin sera prepared in rabbits and test samples of serum, urine, and urinary extract from a borane exposed female monkey in micro-Ouchterlony gel diffusion and agglutination inhibition tests. The gel diffusion test gave qualitative results while the agglutination inhibition test allowed quantitation of prolactin content. Results of the later test indicated a possible difference in pre- and postborane exposure prolactin content of monkey urine. Further work in this area will need to be done to clarify this preliminary evidence and to expand on its applicability to human exposure to boranes.