Human IL-6 ELISA Kit (Interleukin-6) ELISA Kit (ab108867)


  • Product nameHuman IL-6 ELISA Kit (Interleukin-6) ELISA Kit
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  • Detection methodColorimetric
  • Precision
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall 3%
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall 7.4%
  • Sample type
    Cell culture supernatant, Serum, Plasma
  • Assay typeSandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity
    > 0.008 ng/ml
  • Range
    0.008 ng/ml - 0.5 ng/ml
  • Recovery

    99 %

  • Assay time
    5h 00m
  • Assay durationMultiple steps standard assay
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Product overview

    Abcam’s IL-6 (Interleukin-6) Human in vitro ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is designed for the quantitative measurement of IL-6 concentrations in Human cell culture supernatants, serum and plasma.

    An IL-6 specific antibody has been precoated onto 96-well plates and blocked. Standards or test samples are added to the wells and subsequently an IL-6 specific biotinylated detection antibody is added and then followed by washing with wash buffer. Streptavidin-Peroxidase Conjugate is added and unbound conjugates are washed away with wash buffer. TMB is then used to visualize Streptavidin-Peroxidase enzymatic reaction. TMB is catalyzed by Streptavidin-Peroxidase to produce a blue color product that changes into yellow after adding acidic stop solution. The density of yellow coloration is directly proportional to the amount of IL-6 captured in plate.

  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • PlatformMicroplate


  • FunctionCytokine with a wide variety of biological functions. It is a potent inducer of the acute phase response. Plays an essential role in the final differentiation of B-cells into Ig-secreting cells Involved in lymphocyte and monocyte differentiation. It induces myeloma and plasmacytoma growth and induces nerve cells differentiation Acts on B-cells, T-cells, hepatocytes, hematopoeitic progenitor cells and cells of the CNS. Also acts as a myokine. It is discharged into the bloodstream after muscle contraction and acts to increase the breakdown of fats and to improve insulin resistance.
  • Involvement in diseaseGenetic variations in IL6 are associated with susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis systemic juvenile (RASJ) [MIM:604302]. An inflammatory articular disorder with systemic-onset beginning before the age of 16. It represents a subgroup of juvenile arthritis associated with severe extraarticular features and occasionally fatal complications. During active phases of the disorder, patients display a typical daily spiking fever, an evanescent macular rash, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, serositis, myalgia and arthritis.
    Note=A IL6 promoter polymorphism is associated with a lifetime risk of development of Kaposi sarcoma in HIV-infected men.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the IL-6 superfamily.
  • Post-translational
    N- and O-glycosylated.
  • Cellular localizationSecreted.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names
    • B cell differentiation factor
    • B-cell stimulatory factor 2
    • BSF-2
    • BSF2
    • CDF
    • CTL differentiation factor
    • HGF
    • HSF
    • Hybridoma growth factor
    • IFN-beta-2
    • IFNB2
    • IL-6
    • IL6
    • IL6_HUMAN
    • Interferon beta-2
    • Interleukin 6
    • Interleukin BSF2
    • Interleukin-6
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  • Database links


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab108867 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
Sandwich ELISA Use at an assay dependent dilution.

Human IL-6 ELISA Kit (Interleukin-6) ELISA Kit images

  • Representative Standard Curve Using ab108867.


References for Human IL-6 ELISA Kit (Interleukin-6) ELISA Kit (ab108867)

ab108867 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

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