Fully automated processing from primary sample to results using the RA Analyzer 10, also as part of a laboratory track system
Highest speed – results in just 30 minutes
Ready-for-use reagent cartridges and calibrators with long stability and cooling within the instrument
Automated transmission of quality control data by RFID chip for error-free and quick loading with little manual effort
Quantification based on calibration curves which are stable over several weeks
Broad dynamic analytical range due to high signal intensity at high sensitivity and specificity
Chemiluminescence immunoassays (ChLIA) from EUROIMMUN use magnetic particles with a coating of antibodies or antigens. It serves as a solid phase to detect specific antigens or antibodies in patient samples using chemiluminescent signals.
Antibody detection by ChLIA
The antigen-coated magnetic particles undergo incubation with diluted patient samples. If a sample contains specific antibodies directed against the antigen, these bind to the antigen-coated magnetic particles. In the next step, there is the addition of an acridinium-labeled antibody (conjugate) which binds to specific antibodies.
Furthermore, the addition of a trigger solution induces a chemiluminescent reaction. The resulting light signal is proportional to the antibody concentration in the patient sample. The light signal lies within the measurement range and the instrument converts it automatically into a concentration.
Antigen detection by ChLIA
The antibody-coated magnetic particles are incubated with the patient sample and an antigen-specific biotinylated antibody. During the incubation, the magnetic particle-coupled antibody, as well as the biotinylated antibody, bind the antigen.
In the next step, the newly added acridinium-labeled ExtrAvidin (conjugate) binds to the biotinylated antibody. The addition of a trigger solution induces a chemiluminescent reaction. The resulting light signal is proportional to the antigen concentration in the patient sample. The light signal lies within the indicated measurement range and the instrument converts it automatically into a concentration.