IDL Biotech tumor marker MonoTotal® ELISA has been registered by the Swedish Medical Product Agency for the use in the EU.
MonoTotal® is used for diagnosis, prognosis and therapy monitoring of lung cancer.
MonoTotal® has previously only been available as a radioactive immunoassay (MonoTotal® IRMA). The use of radioactive immunoassays is limited to very few countries. IDL Biotech has now developed an ELISA version of MonoTotal® with equal performance to the radioactive immunoassay; ELISA technology is a global standard method, thus providing many more countries an opportunity to use the product.
Lung cancer is one of the most common cancer forms with a high mortality rate. Early diagnose and good prognosis contributes to improved survival rates. Control after surgery and follow up after cancer treatment are also important factors in the management of patients. MonoTotal® is therefore an important complement to other clinical methods.