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R-ELISA: repeated use of antigen-coated plates for ELISA and its application for testing of antibodies to HIV and other pathogens.

In this paper we report on the evaluation of several procedures that allow for the repeated use of an antigen-coated, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) plate for enzyme immunoassay (EIA). We have shown that antigen-coated ELISA plates that were incubated once with an aqueous solution containing 8 M urea, 2% sodium dodecyl sulfate and 2% mercaptoethanol, after an EIA, can be reused again for EIA without loss of antigenic capacity. Thus, in this procedure, after an EIA, the ELISA plates were washed once with the above solution and then in a buffer containing 20 mM Tris-HCl, pH 7.5, 0.1% Tween 20 and 500 mM NaCl. This washing protocol was shown to remove the primary antibody, enzyme-conjugated secondary antibody and substrate without removing the antigen from the ELISA plate microwells. Thus, an antigen-coated ELISA plate previously used for an assay could be reused. We tested this repeat ELISA (R-ELISA) procedure on high antigen-binding ELISA plates coated with two different plant virus proteins, a synthetic peptide, the p25/24 gag and the gp120 proteins of the human immuno-deficiency virus, or the staphylococcus enterotoxin protein. In each case tested, the procedure allowed for the repeated use of the same antigen-coated plates for EIA of the respective antibodies. This procedure should prove to be particularly valuable for mass screening of samples tested for HIV and other disease-causing agents.[1]


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