Internal standard reference curves are used in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) plates to control for inter- and intra-assay variance. To compare the diagnostic potential of multiple T. solium antigens on an unbiased, universal scale, we have created a standard curve using normal, human immunoglobulin G (hIgG). The hIgG curve is inexpensive and simple to prepare, and remains stable at 5°C for at least one year, with a coefficient of variance of less than 10%. The hIgG standard curve has proven a critical tool for the comparison of several diagnostic antigens slated for assay development. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.