• Product name
    Human Transferrin ELISA Kit
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  • Detection method
  • Precision
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall 3.7%
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall 9.9%
  • Sample type
    Cell culture supernatant, Saliva, Milk
  • Assay type
    Sandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity
    = 1 ng/ml
  • Range
    1.563 ng/ml - 100 ng/ml
  • Recovery

    97 %

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

    Abcam’s Tranferrin Human in vitro ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is designed for the quantitative measurement of Transferrin in urine, milk saliva, CSF and cell culture supernatants.

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

    Get results in 90 minutes with Human Transferrin ELISA Kit (ab187391) 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. It is responsible for the transport of iron from sites of absorption and heme degradation to those of storage and utilization. Serum transferrin may also have a further role in stimulating cell proliferation.
  • Tissue specificity
    Expressed by the liver and secreted in plasma.
  • Involvement in disease
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the transferrin family.
    Contains 2 transferrin-like domains.
  • Cellular localization
  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names
    • ATRAF
    • Atransferrinemia
    • Beta-1 metal-binding globulin
    • PRO1400
    • Serotransferrin
    • Siderophilin
    • TF
    • Transferrin
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  • Database links

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Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab108902 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 concentration.

Human Transferrin ELISA Kit images

  • Representative Standard Curve using ab108902.


References for Human Transferrin ELISA Kit (ab108902)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Mehta SR  et al. Cerebrospinal fluid cell-free mitochondrial DNA is associated with HIV replication, iron transport, and mild HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment. J Neuroinflammation 14:72 (2017). ELISA ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 28359324) »
  • Patton SM  et al. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers of iron status are associated with CSF viral load, antiretroviral therapy, and demographic factors in HIV-infected adults. Fluids Barriers CNS 14:11 (2017). ELISA ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 28427421) »

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Abreview for Transferrin Human ELISA Kit

Excellent Excellent 5/5 (Ease of Use)

Sample: Human Cell (HepG2)
Specification: HepG2
Amount of Sample: 0.1ug standard µg
Type of Kit Used: ELISA
Positive control: Provided transferrin standard
Did you use the Abcam Kit protocol?: Yes

Additional data
Additional Notes: Recognized human transferrin. Did not recognize bovine transferrin in FBS.

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