HAMA Blocking Reagent for Immunoassays
Catalog #: A2010010 – 10 mg
The presence in human serum of Human Anti-Mouse antibodies (HAMA) is a major concern in immunoassays. Indeed, HAMA are often associated with inaccurate results and false positives because they can bind to both capture and detection antibodies and can generate non-specific immunoassay signals. The provided HAMA Blocking Reagent specifically binds to HAMA, minimizing their interference and significantly reducing the number of false positives. Simply spike our HAMA Blocking Reagent into your immunoassay reagent(s) to 5-50 ug/mL (optimum concentration is assay dependent).
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HAMA Blocking Reagent
For decades, immunoassays have relied heavily on mouse antibodies for the detection of various analytes. The accuracy of these assays can, however, suffer dramatically when patient samples contains human anti-mouse antibodies. Indeed, HAMA are often associated with inaccurate results and false positives because they can bind to both capture and detection antibodies and can generate non-specific immunoassay signals. This so-called HAMA problem is especially noticeable in patients receiving mouse antibodies therapies. Assessing the tolerance of an immunoassay to HAMA is a corner stone in assay validation.
References Related to HAMA Blocking Reagent
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