• Product name

  • Detection method

  • Precision

    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Spiked serum 8 1.5%
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Spiked serum 3 3.8%
  • Sample type

    Serum, Heparin Plasma, EDTA Plasma, Citrate Plasma
  • Assay type

    Sandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity

    0.761 pg/ml
  • Range

    4.69 pg/ml - 300 pg/ml
  • Recovery

    Sample specific recovery
    Sample type Average % Range
    Serum 88 88% - 89%
    Cell culture media 105 104% - 106%
    Heparin Plasma 83 81% - 84%
    EDTA Plasma 90 88% - 92%
    Citrate Plasma 82 81% - 82%

  • Assay time

    1h 30m
  • Assay duration

    One step assay
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Human
  • Product overview

    PTH in vitro SimpleStep ELISA® (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is designed for the quantitative measurement of PTH protein in Human serum, plasma and cell culture media.

    The SimpleStep ELISA® employs an affinity tag labeled capture antibody and a reporter conjugated detector antibody which immunocapture the sample analyte in solution. This entire complex (capture antibody/analyte/detector antibody) is in turn immobilized via immunoaffinity of an anti-tag antibody coating the well. To perform the assay, samples or standards are added to the wells, followed by the antibody mix. After incubation, the wells are washed to remove unbound material. TMB substrate is added and during incubation is catalyzed by HRP, generating blue coloration. This reaction is then stopped by addition of Stop Solution completing any color change from blue to yellow. Signal is generated proportionally to the amount of bound analyte and the intensity is measured at 450 nm. Optionally, instead of the endpoint reading, development of TMB can be recorded kinetically at 600 nm.

    Parathyroid hormone (PTH) also called parathormone or parathyrin, is secreted by the parathyroid gland. It has known functions in bone remodeling processes, bone tissue reabsorption and bone reconstruction. PTH is secreted in response to low blood serum calcium (Ca2+) levels. PTH elevates calcium levels by dissolving the salts in bone and preventing their renal excretion. PTH also stimulates [1-14C]-2-deoxy-D-glucose (2DG) transport and glycogen synthesis in osteoblastic cells.  Human PTH shares 70% and 73% sequence homology with mouse and rat DNA.

  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • Platform

    Pre-coated microplate (12 x 8 well strips)


  • Storage instructions

    Store at +4°C. Please refer to protocols.
  • Components 1 x 96 tests
    10X Wash Buffer PT (ab206977) 1 x 20ml
    Antibody Diluent 4BI 1 x 6ml
    10X Human PTH Capture Antibody 1 x 600µl
    10X Human PTH Detector Antibody 1 x 600µl
    Human PTH Lyophilized Recombinant Protein 2 vials
    Plate Seals 1 unit
    Sample Diluent NS (ab193972) 1 x 50ml
    SimpleStep Pre-Coated 96-Well Microplate (ab206978) 1 unit
    Stop Solution 1 x 12ml
    TMB Development Solution 1 x 12ml
  • Research areas

  • Function

    PTH elevates calcium level by dissolving the salts in bone and preventing their renal excretion. Stimulates [1-14C]-2-deoxy-D-glucose (2DG) transport and glycogen synthesis in osteoblastic cells.
  • Involvement in disease

    Defects in PTH are a cause of familial isolated hypoparathyroidism (FIH) [MIM:146200]; also called autosomal dominant hypoparathyroidism or autosomal dominant hypocalcemia. FIH is characterized by hypocalcemia and hyperphosphatemia due to inadequate secretion of parathyroid hormone. Symptoms are seizures, tetany and cramps. FIH exist both as autosomal dominant and recessive forms of hypoparathyroidism.
  • Sequence similarities

    Belongs to the parathyroid hormone family.
  • Cellular localization

  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names

    • hPTH
    • Parathormone
    • Parathyrin
    • Parathyroid hormone
    • Parathyroid hormone 1
    • Prepro PTH
    • Preproparathyroid hormone
    • PTH
    • PTH1
    • PTH1 receptor
    • PTH1R
    • PTHR
    • PTHR1
    see all
  • Database links

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Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab230931 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.


  • SimpleStep ELISA technology allows the formation of the antibody-antigen complex in one single step, reducing assay time to 90 minutes. Add samples or standards and antibody mix to wells all at once, incubate, wash, and add your final substrate. See protocol for a detailed step-by-step guide.


  • Background-subtracted data values (mean +/- SD) are graphed.

  • The concentrations of PTH were measured in duplicate, interpolated from the PTH standard curves and corrected for sample dilution. Undiluted samples are as follows: serum 50%, plasma (citrate) 50%, plasma (EDTA) 50%, plasma (heparin) 50% and 10F RPMI media 100%. The interpolated dilution factor corrected values are plotted (mean +/- SD, n=2). The mean PTH concentration was determined to be 262.33 pg/mL in serum, 258.51 pg/mL in plasma (citrate) and 264.22 pg/mL in plasma (EDTA), 249.32 pg/mL in plasma (heparin), and 300.25 pg/mL in 10F RPMI media 100%.



This product has been referenced in:

  • Zheng R  et al. A novel PNPLA6 compound heterozygous mutation identified in a Chinese patient with Boucher-Neuhäuser syndrome. Mol Med Rep 18:261-267 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29749493) »
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