Characterization of a human anti-hCG antiserum: A proposed standard for laboratories involved with the development of hCG vaccines Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • DNA
  • Genome-Wide Association Study
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques
  • Premature Birth
  • Specimen Handling


  • An antiserum (PC-81-1) was obtained from a man who developed antibodies against hCG during treatment for hypogonadism. The antiserum was unique in that its affinity for hCG was high (greater than 10(-10) M(-1] and its cross-reaction with hLH and the hCG-subunits was only 1-12.5% and 0.01%, respectively, of intact hCG. We propose that this human antiserum be used as a laboratory standard by investigators who are developing vaccines directed against hCG. The use of this standard in the proposed protocol will permit comparison of titers between laboratories. Lyophilized samples of antiserum PC-81-1 are available on request from the Population Council.

publication date

  • January 1983



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0010-7824(83)90027-6

PubMed ID

  • 6617206

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 627

end page

  • 37


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