ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) Kits are laboratory test kits used to detect and measure the presence of specific proteins, antibodies, hormones, and other molecules in biological samples, such as blood, serum, saliva, urine, or cell lysates.
The ELISA technique involves the use of specific antibodies that can bind to the target molecule of interest, which is usually immobilized on a solid surface, such as a microplate.
The test involves several steps including the addition of sample, washing to remove unbound material, and the detection of the target molecule using a conjugate enzyme that produces a detectable signal, such as a color change or fluorescence, when the substrate is added.
ELISA kits have a wide range of applications in research, clinical diagnosis, drug discovery, and quality control in industries such as food and agriculture. They are highly sensitive, specific, and relatively easy to use, making them a popular choice for many laboratory applications.
Example of what could be included in an Elisa Kit
This is an E Coli. HCP Elisa kit, the video is a great example coming from the Maxanim Youtube channel.
Examples of where Elisa Kits are used:
- E Coli HCP Elisa kit:
- Used to test for Escherichia Coli HCP
- Canine Creatinine (Cr) ELISA Kit
- From Canis lupus or the domestic dog we know mostly the Beagle to be used in drug discovery experiments.
- Rats are used to make rat monoclonal anti mouse antibodies. There are less rat- than mouse clones however. Rats genes from rodents of the genus Rattus norvegicus are often studied in vivo as a model of human genes in Sprague-Dawley or Wistar rats.
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