• Product name
    Human Lactoferrin ELISA Kit (HLF2)
    See all Lactoferrin kits
  • Detection method
  • Precision
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall 4.3%
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall 9.5%
  • Sample type
    Cell culture supernatant, Saliva, Milk, Urine, Serum, Plasma, Cerebral Spinal Fluid
  • Assay type
    Sandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity
    = 0.35 ng/ml
  • Range
    0.625 ng/ml - 40 ng/ml
  • Recovery

    = 102 %

  • Assay time
    4h 00m
  • Assay duration
    Multiple steps standard assay
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Product overview

    Abcam’s Lactoferrin (HLF2) Human in vitro ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is designed for the quantitative measurement of Lactoferrin levels in Human cell culture supernatants, serum, urine, saliva, milk, cerebrospinal fluid and plasma.

    A Lactoferrin specific antibody has been precoated onto 96-well plates and blocked. Standards or test samples are added to the wells and subsequently a Lactoferrin 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 Lactoferrin captured in plate.

    Get results in 90 minutes with Human Lactoferrin ELISA Kit (ab200015) from our SimpleStep ELISA® range.

  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • Platform


  • Function
    Transferrins are iron binding transport proteins which can bind two Fe(3+) ions in association with the binding of an anion, usually bicarbonate.
    Lactotransferrin has antimicrobial activity which depends on the extracellular cation concentration.
    Lactoferroxins A, B and C have opioid antagonist activity. Lactoferroxin A shows preference for mu-receptors, while lactoferroxin B and C have somewhat higher degrees of preference for kappa-receptors than for mu-receptors.
    The lactotransferrin transferrin-like domain 1 functions as a serine protease of the peptidase S60 family that cuts arginine rich regions. This function contributes to the antimicrobial activity.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the transferrin family.
    Contains 2 transferrin-like domains.
  • Cellular localization
  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names
    • GIG12
    • Growth inhibiting protein 12
    • HLF2
    • Kaliocin 1
    • Lactoferrin
    • Lactoferroxin-C
    • Lactotransferrin
    • LF
    • LTF
    • Neutrophil lactoferrin
    • Talalactoferrin
    see all
  • Database links

Associated products


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab108882 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 Lactoferrin ELISA Kit (HLF2) images

  • Lactoferrin measured in biological fluids with background signal subtracted (duplicates +/- SD).
  • Representative Standard Curve Using ab108882.


References for Human Lactoferrin ELISA Kit (HLF2) (ab108882)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Druhan LJ  et al. Leucine Rich a-2 Glycoprotein: A Novel Neutrophil Granule Protein and Modulator of Myelopoiesis. PLoS One 12:e0170261 (2017). ELISA ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 28081565) »
  • Carro E  et al. Early diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease based on salivary lactoferrin. Alzheimers Dement (Amst) 8:131-138 (2017). ELISA ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 28649597) »

See all 4 Publications for this product

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The concentration of standard in the lot you received is 40 ng/ml. The standard concentration is lot specific so be sure to check the vial each time you order a kit, or call us if the label is missing. Read More

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I did some calculations and it seems if one starts with 5 ul milk sample and dilutes it in 6 successive 10-fold dilutions, where the final dilution is 50ul of a 100,000-fold dilution, there would be sufficient buffer ...

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Thank you for your interest. We do not have lactoferrin assay kits with longer shelf lives, but the 6 month expiration that is specifiedis very conservative. We are confidentthe kit will be effective, assuming proper storage, within that period.

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I can confirm that any publications that we are aware of will be listed on the datasheet. We have a dedicated team who spend time reviewing the literature to find articles that have used our products. However, in ...

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The cross reactivity with bovine lactoferrin is less than 1%.

I hope this information is helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any more advice or information.

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We have never tested equine samples. We have tested canine, bovine, monkey, mouse, rat, swine, and rabbit samples. See table below.

Species % Cross Reactivity
Canine 1%
Bovine 0.5%

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Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, the antibodies mentioned are not suitable to detect these (human) proteins in ELISA. However, we have the following antibodies available: 1) Beta-lactoglobulin: Unfortunately, I was unable to find a human ort...

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