Factor VIIa Human Chromogenic Activity Assay Kit (ab137995)


  • Product name

    Factor VIIa Human Chromogenic Activity Assay Kit
  • Detection method

  • Sample type

    Cell culture supernatant, Plasma
  • Assay type

    Enzyme activity
  • Sensitivity

    0.007 µg/ml
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Human
  • Product overview

    Abcam's Factor VIIa Human Chromogenic Activity Assay Kit (ab137995) is developed to determine Human Factor VIIa activity in plasma and cell culture supernatants. The assay couples immunofunctional and indirect amidolytic assay. A polyclonal antibody specific for Human Factor VIIa has been pre-coated onto a microplate and Factor VIIa is bound to the immobilized antibody. The assay measures the ability of Factor VIIa to activate factor X (FX) to factor Xa. The amidolytic activity of the Factor VIIa is quantitated by the amount of FXa produced using a highly specific FXa substrate releasing a yellow para-nitroaniline (pNA) chromophore. The change in absorbance of the pNA at 405 nm is directly proportional to the Factor VIIa enzymatic activity.

    Factor VIIa assay protocol summary:
    - add samples and standards to wells and incubate for 12 hrs
    - wash 5x
    - add assay mix and factor Xa substrate
    - analyze with microplate reader, incubate for 20 hrs and then analyze every hour for further 8 hrs

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

  • Notes

    Factor VII (FVII) is a vitamin K-dependent plasma glycoprotein that is synthesized in the liver and circulates in blood as single-chain inactive zymogen with a MW=50kDa. Upon tissue damage and vascular injury, the cell surface receptor and cofactor tissue factor (TF) binds and allosterically activates FVII to its active form, FVIIa. The TF/FVIIa complex catalyzes the conversion of both factor IX to factor IXa and factor X to factor Xa to initiate coagulation via the extrinsic pathway.

    Very low levels of FVII are associated with severe coagulation disorders, while elevated plasma levels of FVII coagulant activity constitute an indepent risk factor for fatal outcomes of coronary heart disease in middle-aged men.

  • Platform

    Microplate reader


  • Storage instructions

    Please refer to protocols.
  • Components 1 x 96 tests
    10x Diluent M Concentrate  1 x 20ml
    20X Wash Buffer Concentrate 1 x 30ml
    Assay Diluent 1 x 20ml
    Factor Xa Substrate 2 vials
    Human Factor VIIa Microplate 1 unit
    Human Factor VIIa Standard 1 vial
    Human Factor X 2 vials
    Sealing Tapes 3 units
  • Function

    Initiates the extrinsic pathway of blood coagulation. Serine protease that circulates in the blood in a zymogen form. Factor VII is converted to factor VIIa by factor Xa, factor XIIa, factor IXa, or thrombin by minor proteolysis. In the presence of tissue factor and calcium ions, factor VIIa then converts factor X to factor Xa by limited proteolysis. Factor VIIa will also convert factor IX to factor IXa in the presence of tissue factor and calcium.
  • Tissue specificity

  • Involvement in disease

    Factor VII deficiency (FA7D) [MIM:227500]: A hemorrhagic disease with variable presentation. The clinical picture can be very severe, with the early occurrence of intracerebral hemorrhages or repeated hemarthroses, or, in contrast, moderate with cutaneous-mucosal hemorrhages (epistaxis, menorrhagia) or hemorrhages provoked by a surgical intervention. Finally, numerous subjects are completely asymptomatic despite very low factor VII levels. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Sequence similarities

    Belongs to the peptidase S1 family.
    Contains 2 EGF-like domains.
    Contains 1 Gla (gamma-carboxy-glutamate) domain.
    Contains 1 peptidase S1 domain.
  • Post-translational

    The vitamin K-dependent, enzymatic carboxylation of some glutamate residues allows the modified protein to bind calcium.
    The iron and 2-oxoglutarate dependent 3-hydroxylation of aspartate and asparagine is (R) stereospecific within EGF domains.
    O- and N-glycosylated. N-glycosylation at Asn-205 occurs cotranslationally and is mediated by STT3A-containing complexes, while glycosylation at Asn-382 is post-translational and is mediated STT3B-containing complexes before folding. O-fucosylated by POFUT1 on a conserved serine or threonine residue found in the consensus sequence C2-X(4,5)-[S/T]-C3 of EGF domains, where C2 and C3 are the second and third conserved cysteines.
  • Cellular localization

  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names

    • F7
    • FA7_HUMAN
    • Factor VII heavy chain
    • Proconvertin
    • Serum prothrombin conversion accelerator
    • SPCA
    see all
  • Database links


  • Exmple of standard curve for human FVIIa detection using standard provided with the kit.

    The curve is provided for illustration only. A standard curve should be generated each time the assay is performed.



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