Overview

  • Product name
    Human IL-6 ELISA Kit High Sensitivity
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  • Detection method
    Colorimetric
  • Precision
    Intra-assay
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall 4.4%
    Inter-assay
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Sample 1 18 25pg/ml 3 12.2%
    Sample 2 18 12pg/ml 1 8.7%
    Sample 3 18 6pg/ml 1 13.7%
    Sample 4 18 41pg/ml 2 5.9%
    Sample 5 18 31pg/ml 1 4.9%
  • Sample type
    Cell culture supernatant, Serum, Plasma
  • Assay type
    Sandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity
    < 0.8 pg/ml
  • Range
    1.56 pg/ml - 50 pg/ml
  • Recovery

    93 %

  • Assay time
    3h 45m
  • Assay duration
    Multiple steps standard assay
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Product overview

    Abcam’s IL-6 Human High Sensitivity in vitro ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is designed for the quantitative measurement of IL-6 in supernatants, buffered solutions, serum, plasma and other body fluids. This assay will recognise both natural and recombinant Human IL-6.


    A monoclonal antibody specific for IL-6 has been coated onto the wells of the microtiter strips provided. Samples, including standards of known IL-6 concentrations, control specimens or unknowns are pipetted into these wells. During the first incubation, the standards or samples and a biotinylated monoclonal antibody specific for IL-6 are simultaneously incubated. After washing, the enzyme Streptavidin-HRP, that binds the biotinylated antibody is added, incubated and washed. A TMB substrate solution is added which acts on the bound enzyme to induce a colored reaction product. The intensity of this colored product is directly proportional to the concentration of IL-6 present in the samples. 


    This kit will recognize both endogenous and recombinant Human IL-6.


    Get results in 90 minutes with Human IL-6 ELISA Kit (ab178013) from our SimpleStep ELISA® range.


     

  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • Platform
    Microplate

Properties

  • Storage instructions
    Store at +4°C. Please refer to protocols.
  • Components Identifier 1 x 96 tests 2 x 96 tests
    10X Standard Diluent Buffer Black 1 x 25ml 1 x 25ml
    200X Wash Buffer White 1 x 10ml 2 x 10ml
    Biotinylated Antibody Diluent Red 1 x 7.5ml 1 x 13ml
    Biotinylated anti-IL-6 Red 1 x 0.4ml 2 x 0.4ml
    Chromogen TMB Substrate Solution 1 x 11ml 1 x 24ml
    HRP Diluent Red 1 x 23ml 1 x 23ml
    IL-6 HS Control Silver 2 vials 4 vials
    IL-6 Microplate (12 x 8 well strips) 1 unit 2 units
    IL-6 HS Standard (Lyophilized) Yellow 2 vials 4 vials
    Plastic Plate Covers 1 x 2 units 1 x 4 units
    Standard Diluent (Serum) 1 x 7ml 2 x 7ml
    Stop Reagent Black 1 x 11ml 2 x 11ml
    Streptavidin-HRP 2 x 5µl 4 x 5µl
  • Research areas
  • Function
    Cytokine with a wide variety of biological functions. It is a potent inducer of the acute phase response. Plays an essential role in the final differentiation of B-cells into Ig-secreting cells Involved in lymphocyte and monocyte differentiation. It induces myeloma and plasmacytoma growth and induces nerve cells differentiation Acts on B-cells, T-cells, hepatocytes, hematopoeitic progenitor cells and cells of the CNS. Also acts as a myokine. It is discharged into the bloodstream after muscle contraction and acts to increase the breakdown of fats and to improve insulin resistance.
  • Involvement in disease
    Genetic variations in IL6 are associated with susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis systemic juvenile (RASJ) [MIM:604302]. An inflammatory articular disorder with systemic-onset beginning before the age of 16. It represents a subgroup of juvenile arthritis associated with severe extraarticular features and occasionally fatal complications. During active phases of the disorder, patients display a typical daily spiking fever, an evanescent macular rash, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, serositis, myalgia and arthritis.
    Note=A IL6 promoter polymorphism is associated with a lifetime risk of development of Kaposi sarcoma in HIV-infected men.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the IL-6 superfamily.
  • Post-translational
    modifications
    N- and O-glycosylated.
  • Cellular localization
    Secreted.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names
    • Interleukin BSF 2
    • B cell differentiation factor
    • B cell stimulatory factor 2
    • B-cell stimulatory factor 2
    • BSF 2
    • BSF-2
    • BSF2
    • CDF
    • CTL differentiation factor
    • Hepatocyte stimulatory factor
    • HGF
    • HSF
    • Hybridoma growth factor
    • Hybridoma growth factor Interferon beta-2
    • IFN-beta-2
    • IFNB2
    • IL 6
    • IL-6
    • IL6
    • IL6_HUMAN
    • Interferon beta 2
    • Interferon beta-2
    • Interleukin 6
    • Interleukin 6 (interferon beta 2)
    • Interleukin BSF 2
    • Interleukin-6
    see all
  • Database links

Associated products

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab46042 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.

Images

  • IL-6 was measured in cell culture medium from U937 control cells, or cells stimulated with LPS (1 �g x mL-1; 6 h) or PMA (10 ng x mL-1; 24 h) and LPS (background signal subtracted) (duplicates +/- SD).
  • Representative Standard Curve using ab46042

Protocols

References

This product has been referenced in:
  • Yang Z  et al. miR-143-3p regulates cell proliferation and apoptosis by targeting IGF1R and IGFBP5 and regulating the Ras/p38 MAPK signaling pathway in rheumatoid arthritis. Exp Ther Med 15:3781-3790 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29581736) »
  • Mayr HL  et al. Randomization to 6-month Mediterranean diet compared with a low-fat diet leads to improvement in Dietary Inflammatory Index scores in patients with coronary heart disease: the AUSMED Heart Trial. Nutr Res 55:94-107 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29754829) »
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Customer reviews and Q&As

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1-2 of 2 Abreviews

Senior Principal Scientist

Excellent Excellent 5/5 (Ease of Use)
Abreviews
The assay has adquate sensitivity for my application. My application was to evaluate IL-6 level of human blood after exposed to Foreign Materials (FM) observed in certain blood circulation medical devices. The high sensitivity of the assay is very critical for my application. The assay has good linearity, it is very helpful.

I also want to comment on the fast delivery of the product and easy of use for the product ordering on line.

Dr. Charlene Yuan

Verified customer

Submitted Aug 21 2014

Abreview for IL6 High Sensitivity Human ELISA Kit

Excellent Excellent 5/5 (Ease of Use)
Abreviews

Sample: Human Cell (Monocytes)
Specification: Monocytes
Amount of Sample: 10 µg
Type of Kit Used: ELISA
Did you use the Abcam Kit protocol?: Yes

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Verified customer

Submitted Apr 29 2013

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