Anti-Human Alpha Heavy Chain (IgA)
DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATIONS: Ig alpha is the major immunoglobulin class in body secretions. It may serve both to defend against local infection and to prevent access of foreign antigens to the general immunologic system. It is present abundantly in mucous linings of gastrointestinal, respiratory and genitourinary tracts, tears and saliva but not in plasma.
This antibody should be used in conjunction with a panel of antibodies to aid in the identification of immunoglobulin A in target tissue (e.g., in the diagnosis of renal or dermal pathologies).
The interpretation of the results should be always corroborated with those of external controls and integrated with the morphological and clinical aspects for the final diagnosis.
Anti-human Sheep Antibody to Immunoglobulin A (IgA). Fluorescein Conjugated Polyclonal antibody purified from serum and prepared in buffer with carrier protein and preservative for stabilization.
IMMUNOGEN: A mixture of purified human IgA myeloma proteins representing both IgA subclasses and light chain types.