LDN Catecholamines Immunoassays

catacholamines

About Catecholamines

Epinephrine (Adrenaline), Norepinephrine (Noradrenaline) together with Dopamine constitute the group of catecholamines, which play an important role as hormones and neurotransmitters.
After they have exerted their effects, the catecholamines are broken down via intermediate products (Metanephrine, Normetanephrine, 3-Methoxytyramin respectively) and finally excreted in urine. Diseases which are associated with altered levels of catecholamines include hypertonia, degenerative heart diseases, and catecholamine-producing tumors(pheochromocytoma, neuroblastoma, ganglioneuroma). Of these, pheochromocytoma has the greatest significance. Around 10% of all pheochromocytomas show malignant growth and an unidentified pheochromocytoma poses a serious health risk to the patient. The determination of catecholamines istherefore essential in patients with suspected pheochromocytoma.

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Customized assays for each kind of application

  • Serial 4000, sample matrix: plasma (high-sensitive; ELISA)
  • Serial 6000, sample matrix: plasma and/or urine (ELISA or RIA)
  • Serial 7000, sample matrix: urine (ELISA or RIA)
  • Serial 5000, sample matrix: any biological sample (research assays; ELISA)

Advantages

  • Flexible test systems for plasma, urine and other biological fluids
  • Fast Track formats reduce incubation times
  • Freedom from drug interferences
  • Excellent HPLC correlation!
  • Elegant and efficient extraction method
  • Quality produced according to ISO 13485
  • Excellent sensitivity / specificity
  • Elegant and efficient extraction method
  • The research assays (serial 5000) can be used with almost any biological fluid, including tissue homogenates and micro-dialysates
  • 15 week shelf life on RIA's (higher counts lead to better signals)

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