• Product nameHuman Von Willebrand Factor ELISA Kit (VWF)
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  • Detection methodColorimetric
  • Precision
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall 5%
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall 7.1%
  • Sample type
    Cell culture supernatant, Serum, Plasma
  • Assay typeSandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity
    = 2.5 mU/ml
  • Range
    2.5 mU/ml - 80 mU/ml
  • Recovery

    99 %

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

    Abcam’s Von Willebrand Factor (VWF) Human in vitro ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is designed for the quantitative measurement of Human Von Willebrand Factor in plasma, serum, and cell culture supernatants.

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

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  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • PlatformMicroplate


  • FunctionImportant in the maintenance of hemostasis, it promotes adhesion of platelets to the sites of vascular injury by forming a molecular bridge between sub-endothelial collagen matrix and platelet-surface receptor complex GPIb-IX-V. Also acts as a chaperone for coagulation factor VIII, delivering it to the site of injury, stabilizing its heterodimeric structure and protecting it from premature clearance from plasma.
  • Tissue specificityPlasma.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in VWF are the cause of von Willebrand disease (VWD) [MIM:277480]. VWD defines a group of hemorrhagic disorders in which the von Willebrand factor is either quantitatively or qualitatively abnormal resulting in altered platelet function. Symptoms vary depending on severity and disease type but may include prolonged bleeding time, deficiency of factor VIII and impaired platelet adhesion. Type I von Willebrand disease is the most common form and is characterized by partial quantitative plasmatic deficiency of an otherwise structurally and functionally normal Willebrand factor; type II is associated with a qualitative deficiency and functional anomalies of the Willebrand factor; type III is the most severe form and is characterized by total or near-total absence of Willebrand factor in the plasma and cellular compartments, also leading to a profound deficiency of plasmatic factor VIII.
  • Sequence similaritiesContains 1 CTCK (C-terminal cystine knot-like) domain.
    Contains 4 TIL (trypsin inhibitory-like) domains.
    Contains 3 VWFA domains.
    Contains 3 VWFC domains.
    Contains 4 VWFD domains.
  • DomainThe von Willebrand antigen 2 is required for multimerization of vWF and for its targeting to storage granules.
  • Post-translational
    All cysteine residues are involved in intrachain or interchain disulfide bonds.
    N- and O-glycosylated.
  • Cellular localizationSecreted. Secreted > extracellular space > extracellular matrix. Localized to storage granules.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names
    • Coagulation factor VIII
    • Coagulation factor VIII VWF
    • F8VWF
    • Factor VIII related antigen
    • von Willebrand antigen 2
    • von Willebrand antigen II
    • Von Willebrand disease
    • VWD
    • vWF
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Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab108918 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 Von Willebrand Factor ELISA Kit (VWF) images

  • VWF measured in biological fluids with background signal subtracted (duplicates +/- SD). There is limited cross-reactivity in mouse (< 2%) and rat samples (< 15%).

  • Representative Standard Curve using ab108918


References for Human Von Willebrand Factor ELISA Kit (VWF) (ab108918)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Wang W  et al. Controlled release hydrogen sulfide delivery system based on mesoporous silica nanoparticles protects graft endothelium from ischemia-reperfusion injury. Int J Nanomedicine 11:3255-63 (2016). Read more (PubMed: 27486324) »
  • Liu Y  et al. The role of von Willebrand factor as a biomarker of tumor development in hepatitis B virus-associated human hepatocellular carcinoma: a quantitative proteomic based study. J Proteomics 106:99-112 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 24769235) »

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1 IU/ml = 1000 mU/ml

I can confirm that the ELISA kits ab108918 and ab168548 are identical apart from ab168548 has a positive and negative plasma control included. The antibodies used in both of these kits are indeed the same.

Unfortunately I will not be able to send you a sample kit for testing purpose because this is against the company guidelines. All our product are vigorously tested in compatible samples and are fully guaranteed so if journal has any problem we can prov...

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The corrected text on pg.8 of protocol last sentence of 3. Standard Curve which used to read: Diluent serves as the zero standard (0 µg/ml), now reads: “Diluent serv...

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Le laboratoire à confirmé que c'est normal de voir des cristaux aussi dans le tampon du diluant. S'il y à des cristaux dans le tampon, ...

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Nous allons vous envoyer le kit lundi, vous devriez le recevoir donc mardi de la semaine prochaine. Veuillez s'il vous plaît nous tenir aussi au courant, sile problème est complèteme...

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Je peux vous confirmer qu'il s'agit d'une erreur d'annotation. Effectivement, les standards que vous avez reçu dans le kit lot GR79395 ne sont pas à 50mU, mais à 160mU. Read More

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The kit use purified vWF from plasma as standard. The standard has some factor VIII, but not a significant amount.

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