Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (CLIA) using Microplate luminometers provides a sensitive, high throughput, and economical way to quantitatively measure antigen in cell lysates, plasma, urine, saliva, tissue and culture media samples.
Chemiluminescence Immunoassay does not require long incubations and the addition of stopping reagents, as is the case in conventional colorimetric assays such as Enzyme-linked ImmunoSorbent Assays (ELISA).
Among various enzyme assays that employ light-emitting reactions, one of the most successful assays is the enhanced chemiluminescent immunoassay involving a horseradish peroxidase (HRP) labeled antibody or antigen and a mixture of chemiluminescent substrate, hydrogen peroxide, and enhancers.
In recent years, CLIA has become very popular in clinical chemistry and environmental analysis, due to its high sensitivity, wide dynamic range and complete automation. With the development and application of recombinant Ab (rAb) technology, markers and related techniques, solid-phase materials and improvements in automation, integration and miniaturization, CLIA has acquired an entirely new appearance.