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ELISA, part of the Immunology Lab, description reads: "Components of the immune system called antibodies are found in the liquid portion of blood and help protect the body from harm. Antibodies also can be used also outside the body in a laboratory-based assay to help diagnose disease...This virtual laboratory will demonstrate how such a test, termed an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), is carried out and some of the key experimental problems that may be encountered.


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Heather Seitz
Heather Seitz (Faculty)
12 years ago
I used this in class to demonstrate the ELISA procedure, it is very thorough and my students reported that they learned the steps of the ELISA. There could be more visuals as far as what's happening in the tube, but the Why? explains what is happening. You can ask students to print the lab summary page to verify they completed the experiment.
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 1 hour