25-OH Vitamin D ELISA Assay Kit
Size: 1×96 wells
Sensitivity: 1.6 ng/mL
Dynamic Range: 4 – 120 ng/mL
Incubation Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Sample Type: Serum, Plasma
Sample Size: 20 µL
Alternative Names: 25-OH, Vitamin D, 25-hydroxy Vitamin D
For Research Use Only
8.2 to 37.4 ng/ml
It is suggested that each laboratory establish its own normal ranges
25-OH Vitamin D3 (ng/mL) x 2.5 = 25-OH Vitamin D3 (nmol/L)
The 25-OH Vitamin D ELISA assay kit is designed for the serological determination of the vitamin D concentration in the human organism types of vitamin D that are differentiated are vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) that is contained in plant food (mushrooms, avocado) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) that is produced from 7-dehydrocholesterol in the skin under ultra-violet irradiation or found in animal food or products (sea fish, egg yolk, butter) [1, 2, 3, 4]. These two forms of vitamin D, which are not yet biologically active, are bound by a protein called VDBP (vitamin D binding protein) in the bloodstream, then metabolised in the liver and converted into 25-OH vitamin D2 (calcidiol) and 25-OH vitamin D3 (calcitriol), respectively, which are circulating forms of the vitamin with little activity . In contrast to other commercially available tests, the Eagle Biosciences 25-OH Vitamin D ELISA assay kit uses a newly designed monoclonal antibody which is specific for both vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 at 100% specificity. This is necessary because sometimes vitamin D2 instead of D3 is used in therapy [5, 6, 7].
The new 25-OH Vitamin D ELISA assay test kit is designed for the determination of 25-OH Vitamin D in human serum or plasma samples. In the first analysis step, the calibrators and patient samples are diluted with biotin-labelled 25-OH vitamin D and added to microplate wells coated with monoclonal anti-25-OH Vitamin D antibodies. During the incubation an unknown amount of 25-OH Vitamin D in the patient sample and a known amount of biotin-labelled 25-OH vitamin D compete for the antibody binding sites in the microplate wells plate. Unbound 25-OH vitamin D is removed by washing. For the detection of bound biotin-labelled 25-OH vitamin D, a second incubation is performed using peroxidase-labelled streptavidin. In a third incubation using the peroxidase substrate tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) the bound peroxidase promotes a color reaction. The color intensity is inversely proportional to the 25-OH vitamin D concentration. D concentration.