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Magnetic particles-based chemiluminescence immunoassay for progesterone determination

Phakthong, Wilaiwan; Greenway, Gillian M.; Pamme, Nicole; Liawruangrath, Boonsom; Liawruangrath, Saisunee


Wilaiwan Phakthong

Gillian M. Greenway

Nicole Pamme

Boonsom Liawruangrath

Saisunee Liawruangrath


© 2017, Chiang Mai University. All rights reserved. A magnetic particles-based chemiluminescence immunoassay was investigated for progesterone detection by using luminometer. In this work, progesterone was determined based on the competitive binding between progesterone in the sample and progesterone-horseradish peroxidase (HRP) conjugate for a constant amount of rabbit anti-progesterone. Initially, anti-rabbit IgG coated magnetic particles conjugated with primary progesterone antibody were bound to progesterone in the samples. Then, the amount of proge sterone was quantified by reacting with the residual unoccupied antibody sites with HRP-progesterone, followed by HRP substrate (luminol, H 2 O 2 , and p-iodophenol (PIP)) and finally detection of the generated chemiluminescence by a luminometer. The intensity of the emitting light was proportional to the amount of enzyme present (HRP-progesterone) and was inversely related to the amount of unlabeled progesterone in the sample. The optimum conditions for determination of progesterone were obtained at 0.15 μg L -1 magnetic particles, 5.0x10-4 mol L -1 luminol, 5.0 × 10 -3 mol L -1 H 2 O 2 , 1.0 × 10 -3 mol L -1 PIP, and phosphate buffer saline buffer pH 9. The optimal dilutions of both anti-progesterone antibody and HRP-progesterone conjugate were 1:1000. The linear relationship between chemiluminescence intensity (RLU) and various concentrations of progesterone was over the concentration range of 0.5-50.0 μg L -1 . This proposed method had been successfully applied to the evaluation of progesterone in human sera.


Phakthong, W., Greenway, G. M., Pamme, N., Liawruangrath, B., & Liawruangrath, S. (2017). Magnetic particles-based chemiluminescence immunoassay for progesterone determination. Wārasān Khana Witthayāsāt, Mahāwitthayālai Chīang Mai = Journal of the Science Faculty of Chiang Mai University / Mahāwitthayālai Chīang Mai, 44(1), 215-223

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 16, 2015
Publication Date 2017-01
Deposit Date Dec 8, 2020
Publicly Available Date Mar 3, 2021
Journal Chiang Mai Journal of Science
Print ISSN 0125-2526
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 44
Issue 1
Pages 215-223
Keywords Progesterone; Chemiluminescence immunoassay; Magnetic particles
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