• Product name

    Human Alpha 1 acid Glycoprotein / AGP ELISA Kit (AGP)
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  • Detection method

  • Precision

    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall 5%
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall 9.7%
  • Sample type

    Saliva, Milk, Serum, Plasma
  • Assay type

  • Sensitivity

    = 0.1 µg/ml
  • Range

    0.063 µg/ml - 4 µg/ml
  • Recovery

    = 98.5 %

  • Assay time

    3h 00m
  • Assay duration

    Multiple steps standard assay
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Human
  • Product overview

    Abcam’s Alpha 1 acid Glycoprotein / AGP Human in vitro competitive ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is designed for the quantitive measurement of Alpha 1 acid Glycoprotein / AGP in plasma and serum.

    An Alpha 1 acid Glycoprotein / AGP specific antibody has been precoated onto 96-well plates and blocked. Standards or test samples are added to the wells and subsequently biotinylated Alpha 1 acid Glycoprotein / AGP 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 inversely proportional to the amount of Alpha 1 acid Glycoprotein / AGP captured in plate.

    The entire kit may be stored at -20°C for long term storage before reconstitution - Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.

  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: Competitive ELISAmore details
  • Platform




Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab108854 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
Competitive ELISA Use at an assay dependent dilution.


  • Alpha1 acid Glycoprotein / AGP measured in various biological fluids showing quantity (ng) per mL of sample tested

  • Standard curve : mean of duplicates (+/-SD)



This product has been referenced in:

  • Palmer AC  et al. Provitamin A-biofortified maize increases serum ß-carotene, but not retinol, in marginally nourished children: a cluster-randomized trial in rural Zambia. Am J Clin Nutr 104:181-90 (2016). Competitive ELISA ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 27169838) »
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Customer reviews and Q&As

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Thank you for your inquiry.

Unfortunately, we do not have any Human serum available in our catalog that could be used as control and the kit ab108854 (https://www.abcam.com/ab108854) comes with Human AGP Standard but not with control serum.

I hope this information is nevertheless helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions in this regard.

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Thank you for your reply.

We will update the graph, as it indeed confusing. When +2, 1, 0, -1 and -2is written, it means actually 102, 101, 100, 10-1, 10-2 so 100, 10, 1, 0.1 and 0.01.

Please excuse for this error. As said, I already sent the request to update the graph. Please let me know if you have any other concern or questions.

I wish you a great weekend!

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Thank you for contacting us and your patience while we were investigating this issue.

I am sorry to hear you are experiencing difficulties with one of our products. We take product complaints very seriously, and investigate every product that we feel may not be performing correctly. We do also guarantee all our products to work as stated on the datasheet.

I would be pleased to look into your results with more details to provide more specific answers and to help you to solve the problem. Can you therefore please send me the raw annotated data?

Please find here also the answers to your questions:

1.) The standard curve example on the datasheet is plotted in log, that is why the it seems that it goes not to 4ug/ml, but actually it does. I have requested now that this should be annotated more clearly on the datasheet. Thank you for pointing this out to us.
The laboratory also sent us an example of the raw values obtained, please find them here:

STD ug/ml Std avg OD

4 0.106

2 0.226

1 0.367

0.5 0.699

0.25 1.097

0.125 1.317

0.063 1.563

0 1.806

2.) I am happy also to confirm that this is a competition ELISA assay. The protein from the standards and samples is put into the wells at the same time as the biotinylated protein from the kit. This forces the two to compete for the binding sites of the antibody on the plate. However the fluorescing reagents will only bind to the biotin on the kit protein. So the less protein in the standard and sample, the less chance it has of outcompeting the kit protein. This does result in an inverse relationship between the vivacity of the color and the amount of AGP from the standard and samples.

3.) Yes the dilution should be 1000x. We recommend doing a serial dilution to ensure thorough mixing and accurate results. First do 100x then a further 10x.
The laboratory obtained the following results typically with serum or plasma:

Plasma 1000x avg OD 0.359

Serum 1000x avg OD 0.193

I hope this information is helpful. Please do not hesitate to send us over more information, so we cantry to help furtherto analyze the origin of the problem. We do guarantee all our products to work as stated on the datasheet, should therefore be a problem with the product, we would be happy to replace it.

I look forward to receiving your reply. Please let me know also if you have any further questions or concerns.

(I am currently also searchingfor your other question in regardsto theserum dilutions of the other kits- I will get back to you as soon as Iknow more).

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Thank you for your inquiry.

I can recommend ab108854 for your customer since this kit is tested and guaranteed for plasma and serum samples. ab108852 is not.

Please find the protocol booklet for ab108854 attached.

Plasma and serum samples can usually be stored at -20C for long term storage. These samplesneed to be fully thawed before using them with the kit ab108854.

I hope this in formation is helpful for your customer and wish them good luck with their research.

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