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[EDI] Human Chromogranin A ELISA Kit

관리자 2019.02.13 14:10 조회 1754 추천 22
 



Description

This ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) kit is intended for the quantitative measurement of human chromogranin A levels in EDTA-plasma and serum samples. This assay exclusively measures human chromogranin A without the high dose "hook" effect up to 1,000,000 ng/ml. This test may be used as an aid for detecting  pheochromocytoma and neuroendocrine tumors in patients.

For research use only. Not for use in diagnostics procedures.

Background

Chromogranin A is a 49 kDa acidic protein that consists of 439 amino acids encoded on chromosome 14. Chromogranin A has been identified in a number of normal and neoplastic endocrine tissues. It is demonstrated that an elevated level of circulating chromogranin A is a marker for tumors of neuroendocrine origin. However, the most significant clinical use of chromogranin A is related to the diagnostic procedure in patients with pheochromocytoma. The following is a short summary of the potential usages of chromogranin A. 

1.       A very sensitive (83%) and highly specific (96%) marker in the evaluation of actual or suspected pheochromocytoma. Drugs commonly employed in the diagnosis or treatment of pheochromocytoma have little effect on plasma chromogranin A levels, which is a great advantage over the measurement of catecholamines. 

2.       To ascertain the source of a tumor. A high chromogranin A level indicates that the tumor arises from neuroendocrine tissues.

3.       Endocrine tumors that do that produce their specific hormones, for example, calcitonin negative but chromogranin A positive C-cell carcinoma; zero-cell carcinoma; beta-cell carcinoma; parathyroid carcinoma.


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