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A Common Biomarker Reveals Details About Infection and the Immune Response

Immunoassays that measure neopterin in patient samples provide a wealth of information that is useful in the laboratory and the clinic.




Neopterin is one of the first molecules that is measurably elevated by the immune system in response to infection. Scientists can accurately measure neopterin in patient urine and blood samples using immunoassays such as ELISAs, even before clinical symptoms are apparent, to diagnose patients, assess their prognosis, and distinguish between bacterial and viral infections.

Download this article from Tecan to learn more about the applications and advantages of neopterin measurement in assessing infections and beyond.