Sulfhydryl treatment of serum or plasma for the reduction of IgM antibodies

Lorraine N. Blagg
2019 Immunohematology  
Dithiothreitol (DTT) and 2-mercaptoethanol (2-ME) are sulfhydryl compounds that can be used to treat serum or plasma to denature IgM antibody reactivity. By using sulfhydryl agents, IgG and IgM antibodies can be separated, the relative amount of IgM and IgG antibodies can be determined, and the risk of hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn can be assessed. Immunohematology 2018;34:135-139.
doi:10.21307/immunohematology-2018-021 fatcat:hi7c2depiza7tiwefdwvlnbm7y