The Human Transferrin ELISA quantitates Hu Transferrin in human serum, plasma, or cell culture medium. The assay will exclusively recognize both natural and recombinant Hu Transferrin. Principle of the method The Human Transferrin solid-phase sandwich ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) is designed to measure the amount of the target bound between a matched antibody pair. A target-specific antibody has been pre-coated in the wells of the supplied microplate. Samples, standards, or controls are then added into these wells and bind to the immobilized (capture) antibody. The sandwich is formed by the addition of the second (detector) antibody, a substrate solution is added that reacts with the enzyme-antibody-target complex to produce measurable signal. The intensity of this signal is directly proportional to the concentration of target present in the original specimen. Rigorous validation Each manufactured lot of this ELISA kit is quality tested for criteria such as sensitivity, specificity, precision, and lot-to-lot consistency. See manual for more information on validation.Transferrins (Tf) are an approximately 80kDa blood plasma glycoprotein synthesized by the liver. They are iron binding transport proteins which can bind two Fe(3+) ions in association with the binding of an anion, usually bicarbonate. It is responsible for the transport of iron from sites of absorption and heme degradation to those of storage and utilization. Transferrin is the primary blood iron transport protein and under normal conditions; approximately one-third of total blood transferrin contains bound iron. Measurement of blood transferrin levels can be used as an indicator for blood iron-carrying capacity and abnormalities of iron metabolism such as anaemia, iron overload and haemochromatosis.Serum transferrin may also have a further role in stimulating cell proliferation.
|2°C to 8°C|
|Plasma, 2 μL; Serum, 2 μL; Supernatant, 100 μL|
|1 hr. 20 min.|
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