DBC Luteinizing Hormone ELISA kit, kit image, silhouette of a pipette
Ref CAN-LH-4040
Kit Type: Sandwich ELISA
Kit Size: 96-well break-apart microplate
Sensitivity: 0.2 IU/L
Sample Type: Human serum / 25 μL
Calibrator Range: 1–100 IU/L
Total Assay Time: 80 minutes
Note: When using the kit, the IFU version that is provided with the kit must be followed.
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  • EU: IVD CE
  • USA: IVD

Human luteinizing hormone (hLH) is a glycoprotein synthesized by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. This hormone consists of two subunits: α and β. The α subunit of LH is similar to the α subunit found in both the FSH and TSH glycoprotein hormones (which are also synthesized by the pituitary gland) as well as the α subunit of hCG (produced by the placenta). However, the β subunit of each of these hormones are unique. Therefore, the specificity of these four hormones are due to the β peptide chains. It is to be noted that the α chain by itself has no biological activity.

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