It's interesting how the judicious use of the proper laboratory assays can produce synergistic results.

According to this article, for example, one can use ELISA assays to complement the results of ELISPOT assays.  ELISA assays don't have the sensitivity of the ELISPOT method; however, by recycling the supernatant used in an ELISPOT assay, one can squeeze out a little bit more information out of one's tests without requiring additional blood draws.

I think that's pretty darned nifty.  It also saves a huge amount of effort and laboratory time.  And heck, not having to perform further blood draws is just a huge advantage.


----- pbmc © 2008