In Search of the Body’s Antibodies

Students perform an Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) to screen a hypothetical patient for the presence of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (simulated viral extract is used).

The estimated time to complete this lab is:

Prelab: 1.5 hours

Laboratory: 2.0 hours

This lab is recommended for students in
grades 9-12.