Radioimmunoassay for parathyrin. Characterization of six different antigens and antisera
Voll, R × Schmidt-Gayk, H Wiedeman, J Hüfner, M Bouillon, Roger Keutmann, H Hehrmann, R #
Journal of clinical chemistry and clinical biochemistry vol:16 issue:5 pages:269-277
We studied six different antisera to bovine or porcine parathyrin (parathyroid hormone, PTH), produced in rabbit, guinea pigs, sheep or goat, two of which are commercially available. The antisera were characterized with regard to species specificity, affinity and their ability to identify patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. In this heterologous radioimmunoassay system in which [125I]parathyrin is used as a tracer, some cross-reactivity of the antisera to the hormone or hormone fragments present in human serum was demonstrated. However, there is some overlap of serum immunoreactive parathyrin in patients with or without primary hyperparathyroidism. The results of this and other studies illustrate the necessity for a homologous radioimmunoassay for human parathyrin.