Accession Number:

AD0848652

Title:

Estimation of Precipitating Antibody Using a Turbidimetric Technique

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1968-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The development of turbidity resulting from the precipitation between bovine serum albumin BSA and anti-BSA serum was studied in the spectrophotometer. The equivalence ratio and the titer of precipitating antibody could be determined by this method. Data obtained with the turbidimetric method correlated well with those obtained using the classical tube precipitin determination. Turbidimetric measurements were also applied successfully to the measurement of antibody titer in two other systems. Antibody titer can be determined with this method in about an hour as compared with the 3 or more days required by the tube test. In addition, this technique requires substantially less reagent than other methods. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE