A radioimmunoassay for neurotensin in human plasma.

A specific radioimmunoassay for neurotensin in human plasma has been developed capable of detecting changes of 5 pmol/l with 95% confidence. Neurotensin-like immunoreactivity has been detected in human plasma in two molecular forms and rises by 27 +/- 8 (S.E.M.) pmol/l (n = 9) after ingestion of food.