TSH EIA Test Kit
An enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for the quantitative detection of TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) in human serum or plasma.
The TSH EIA Test Kit is an enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative detection of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) in human serum or plasma. It is intended as an aid in the assessment and diagnosis of thyroid or pituitary disorders as well as in the follow-up of patients undergoing therapy.
Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), or thyrotropin is a glycoprotein with a molecular weight of approximately 28,000 daltons produced by the anterior pituitary.1 TSH regulates the production and release of the thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) from the thyroid gland which are responsible for regulating metabolism in the body. Release of TSH is regulated by T3 and T4 via negative feedback mechanism and by thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) which is secreted in the hypothalamus. Determining TSH levels in the blood are helpful in the differential diagnosis of primary and secondary hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, especially when used with the measurement of thyroid hormones. 2,3,4,5 The TSH EIA Test Kit is an immunoassay for the quantitative detection of the presence of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) in serum or plasma specimen. The test utilizes monoclonal antibodies to selectively detect TSH in serum or plasma