ELISA is an immunoassay that is often used to detect and validate biomarkers. They have been used in research and clinical settings for over 40 years and allow thousands of biomarkers to be easily quantified. New ELISAs for new biomarkers or species are being developed every day. They can also be used to detect contamination in food, water, or industrial processes. If you are looking for elisa testing service visit www.bosterbio.com/services/assay-services/elisa-testing-service.
Image Source: Google
From a technological point of view, there are different types of ELISA, they are based on multiple (or sandwich) antibody detection, direct detection, competitive detection, etc. This publication is not intended to explain in detail the different ELISA formats. However, if you feel you need this information, feel free to suggest that I publish it!
However, the purpose of this publication is to provide some advice on how to get the best results for your ELISA test based on some problem-solving experience with researchers and doctors.
Everything is important
First, make sure you have all reagents and samples.
Turn to decrease volume. Then follow the protocol and add whatever needs to be added. Believe it or not, in some (extraordinary cases) some ELISA won't work … either because there is no sample or
All reagents should be stored at the recommended temperature. And if you intend to use ELISA in multiple rounds, make sure you have aliquots to avoid freeze/thaw cycles. Freezing/thawing primarily affects the standard and other reagents (eg detection antibodies). Dramatic. Trust me.
Freezing/thawing can also affect the sample itself. Usually, never freeze/thaw anything. What applies to the food in your refrigerator also applies to biological reagents and samples.