Immunoassay for the determination of surfactant apoprotein (SP-A) in human amniotic fluid: comparison with other indices of assessing foetal lung maturity.

@article{Wali1992ImmunoassayFT,
  title={Immunoassay for the determination of surfactant apoprotein (SP-A) in human amniotic fluid: comparison with other indices of assessing foetal lung maturity.},
  author={Anupam Wali and K. Dhall and Sankar Nath Sanyal and Rajeev Juneja and Siddhartha Majumdar},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation},
  year={1992},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={355-60}
}
The concentration of the major surfactant-associated protein SP-A (28-36 kDa) was determined in 73 amniotic fluid samples obtained from normal (n = 40) and complicated (n = 33) pregnancies. Lecithin/sphingomyelin (L/S) ratio and phosphatidylglycerol (PG) levels were also determined in all the samples by one-dimensional step-wise thin-layer chromatography. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to determine human lung surfactant apoprotein SP-A. The amount of SP-A in human amniotic fluid… CONTINUE READING