Guinea Pig IgM ELISA
The Guinea Pig IgM ELISA is For Research Use Only
Size: 1×96 wells
Sensitivity: 2.548 ng/ml
Dynamic Range: 12.5 ng/ml – 400 ng/ml
Incubation Time: 50 minutes
Sample Type: Plasma, Serum
Sample Size: 100 μL
In this Guinea Pig IgM assay the IgM present in samples reacts with the anti-IgM antibodies which have been adsorbed to the surface of polystyrene microtitre wells. After the removal of unbound proteins by washing, anti-IgM antibodies conjugated with horseradish peroxidase (HRP), are added. These enzyme-labeled antibodies form complexes with the previously bound IgM. Following another washing step, the enzyme bound to the immunosorbent is assayed by the addition of a chromogenic substrate, 3,3’,5,5’-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB). The quantity of bound enzyme varies directly with the concentration of IgM in the sample tested; thus, the absorbance, at 450 nm, is a measure of the concentration of IgM in the sample. The quantity of IgM can be interpolated from the standard curve constructed from the standards, and corrected for sample dilution.
Specimen Collection and Handling
Blood should be collected by venipuncture and the serum separated from the cells, after clot formation, by centrifugation. Care should be taken to minimize hemolysis, excessive hemolysis can impact your results. Specimens may be shipped at room temperature and then stored refrigerated at 2-8°C if testing is to take place within one week after collection. If testing is to take place later than one week, specimens should be stored at -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.