An enzyme-linked immunoadsorbent assay (ELISA) has been developed for the quantitative measurement of L-cell colony-stimulating factor (CSF-1). According to this method, purified antigen (CSF-1) was allowed to adsorb to polystyrene or polyvinyl microtiter wells, which were then incubated with specific rat anti-CSF-1 antiserum with or without standard antigen or unknown test samples. The amount of antibody bound to the solid phase was then quantitated by enzyme (horseradish peroxidase)-conjugated rabbit anti-rat immunoglobulin antibody. This assay has a sensitivity comparable to that of the bioassay (~, 5 U) and can be carried out in a single day.
- enzyme immunoassay
- stimulating factor