Why use Serum for Studies?

Serum includes antibodies, antigens, electrolytes, hormones and any exogenous substances such as drugs and microorganisms and all proteins expect that used in blood clotting. Thus it has applications not only in the field of clinical diagnostics, but also in research. A very simple example could be their use in the different types of ELISA tests. They are therefore used to detect the presence of a particular antibody, antigen, hormone, exogenous substances, etc. It has been proposed in several papers that observing changes in the curve of the ultra-violet absorption spectra of blood serum and certain amino acids may give us valuable information about pathological conditions.

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