To replace time-consuming laboratory analysis and facilitate point-of-care measurement of Cortisol, we developed an immuno-chromatographic biosensor system utilizing disposable test strips and an optical analyzer. To realize an immunochromatographic test strip for competitive and enzyme reactions, a glucose oxidase (GOD)-cortisol conjugate was newly synthesized. Moreover, a Cortisol biosensor system consisting of a disposable test strip (5×1.5×50 mm3) and a monitor was fabricated. Considering the error bar (SD) of reflectances, the Cortisol concentrations were distinguished by 0, 5, and 10 ng/ml. Thus, it was indicated that a three-scale semiquantitative analysis of Cortisol concentrations, such as low, middle, and high between 1 and 10 ng/ml, could be possible in the analysis. Our findings indicate the potential utility of the Cortisol biosensor for point-of-use measurements in hospitals.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Sensors and Materials|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2010|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)