The feasibility of a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensor was tested for the medical diagnosis of human hepatitis B virus (hHBV). For the practical application of the SPR biosensor, the baseline stability and the dilution factor of serum samples was optimized. A standard curve was prepared using samples of HBV antibodies. In order to improve the sensitivity of the SPR biosensor, several amplification methods were tested using secondary antibodies, avidin-biotynylated antibodies and peroxidase-anti-peroxidase (PAP) complex. By applying the amplification methods, the detection limit of the SPR biosensor for the medical diagnosis was found to be very similar to the commercial ELISA kit for the diagnosis of hepatitis as a reference method.
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The authors would like to thank for the financial supports of Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST, Korea) and Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, Korea).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Chemistry