• Product name
    Human Ferritin (FTL) ELISA Kit
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  • Detection method
  • Precision
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall 4.9%
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall 7.2%
  • Sample type
    Cell culture supernatant, Milk, Urine, Serum, Plasma, Cerebral Spinal Fluid
  • Assay type
    Sandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity
    = 1.5 ng/ml
  • Range
    1.563 ng/ml - 50 ng/ml
  • Recovery

    97 %

  • Assay time
    4h 0m
  • Assay duration
    Multiple steps standard assay
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Monkey
  • Product overview

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

    A Ferritin specific antibody has been precoated onto 96-well plates and blocked. Standards or test samples are added to the wells and subsequently a Ferritin specific biotinylated detection antibody is added and then followed by washing with wash buffer. Streptavidin-Peroxidase Complex 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 Ferritin captured in plate.

    Get results in 90 minutes with Human Ferritin ELISA Kit (FLT) (ab200018) from our SimpleStep ELISA® range.

  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • Platform


  • Storage instructions
    Store at -20°C. Please refer to protocols.
  • Components 1 x 96 tests
    100X Streptavidin-Peroxidase Conjugate 1 x 80µl
    10X Diluent M Concentrate 1 x 20ml
    20X Wash Buffer Concentrate 2 x 30ml
    50X Biotinylated Human Ferritin Antibody 1 x 120µl
    Chromogen Substrate 1 x 8ml
    Ferritin Microplate (12 x 8 well strips) 1 unit
    Ferritin Standard 1 vial
    Sealing Tapes 3 units
    Stop Solution 1 x 12ml
  • Research areas
  • Function
    Stores iron in a soluble, non-toxic, readily available form. Important for iron homeostasis. Iron is taken up in the ferrous form and deposited as ferric hydroxides after oxidation. Also plays a role in delivery of iron to cells. Mediates iron uptake in capsule cells of the developing kidney.
  • Involvement in disease
    Defects in FTL are the cause of hereditary hyperferritinemia-cataract syndrome (HHCS) [MIM:600886]. It is an autosomal dominant disease characterized by early-onset bilateral cataract. Affected patients have elevated level of circulating ferritin. HHCS is caused by mutations in the iron responsive element (IRE) of the FTL gene.
    Defects in FTL are the cause of neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation type 3 (NBIA3) [MIM:606159]; also known as adult-onset basal ganglia disease. It is a movement disorder with heterogeneous presentations starting in the fourth to sixth decade. It is characterized by a variety of neurological signs including parkinsonism, ataxia, corticospinal signs, mild nonprogressive cognitive deficit and episodic psychosis. It is linked with decreased serum ferritin levels.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the ferritin family.
    Contains 1 ferritin-like diiron domain.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names
    • ferritin L chain
    • Ferritin L subunit
    • Ferritin light chain
    • ferritin light polypeptide
    • ferritin light polypeptide like 3
    • FTL
    • NBIA3
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  • Database links

Associated products


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab108837 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 Ferritin measured in biological fluids showing quantity (pg) per mL of tested sample. Serum and plasma samples were diluted 10-20 fold. Milk, urine and PBMC supernatant were diluted 1-4 fold.

  • Human Ferritin standard curve: mean of duplicates (+/- SD)
  • Human Ferritin measured in biological fluids showing quantity (pg) per mL of tested sample.
  • Representative Standard Curve using ab108837



This product has been referenced in:
  • Nixon AM  et al. The role of HFE genotype in macrophage phenotype. J Neuroinflammation 15:30 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29391061) »
  • Piao YS  et al. Restless legs syndrome in Parkinson disease: Clinical characteristics, abnormal iron metabolism and altered neurotransmitters. Sci Rep 7:10547 (2017). Read more (PubMed: 28874701) »

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Customer reviews and Q&As

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The proper value in human plasma is 8-400 ng/ml. On average we get 60 ng/ml for our samples.

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ab108698 Ferritin Human ELISA Kit: for pre-treatment of serum samples we recommend HEPES buffer.

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One immunogen is a recombinant protein and the other one is a purified protein.

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Thank you for contacting us. We have a kit that may be suitable for your requirements. Ferritin Human ELISA KIt (ab108837) is designed for detection of Human Ferritin in plasma, serum, milk, and cell culture supernatants. This assay employs a quant...

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