Name: Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) Polyclonal Antibody
Description and applications: hCG is a protein secreted in large quantities by normal trophoblasts; the antibody detects cells and tumours of trophoblastic origin such as Choriocarcinoma. Large Cell Carcinoma and Adenocarcinoma of Lung demonstrate hCG positivity in 90% and 60% of cases respectively. 20% of Squamous Cell Lung Carcinomas are positive for hCG. hCG expression by non-trophoblastic tumours may indicate aggressive behavior since it has been observed that hCG may play a role in the host response to a given tumour.
Composition: anti-hCG rabbit polyclonal antibody purified from serum and prepared in 10mM PBS, pH 7.4, with 0.2% BSA and 0.09% sodium azide