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Methods and reagents are provided for immunoassays employing as reagents a labelled receptor, where the label is capable of providing a detectable signal, and modifying reagents, capable of modifying the signal obtained from the label. When ligand (ligand analog for monoepitopic ligands) is present in the assay medium, a complex is formed which inhibits interaction between the label modifying reagent and the label. By measuring the signal obtained in the presence of a known amount of ligand in the assay medium and comparing that signal with the signal obtained with an unknown sample suspected of containing ligand, one can qualitatively or quantitatively determine the amount of ligand in the unknown. For determinating anti(ligand) the assay is carried out in substantially the same way, except a source of ligand or ligand analog must be provided.

Title
Label modified immunoassays
Application Number
5/815632
Publication Number
4208479
Application Date
July 14, 1977
Publication Date
June 17, 1980
Inventor
Edward T Maggio
Redwood City
CA, US
Robert F Zuk
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Bertram I Rowland
Assignee
Syva Company
CA, US
IPC
G01N 33/16
G01N 21/22
G01N 31/14
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