Key features and details
- Sensitivity: 2.7695 ng/ml
- Range: 12.5 ng/ml - 400 ng/ml
- Sample type: Other biological fluids, Plasma, Serum
- Detection method: Colorimetric
- Assay type: Sandwich (quantitative)
- Reacts with: Rat
Product nameRat Ferritin ELISA Kit
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Intra-assay Sample n Mean SD CV% Overall < 10% Inter-assay Sample n Mean SD CV% Overall < 10%
Sample typeSerum, Plasma, Other biological fluids
Assay typeSandwich (quantitative)
Range12.5 ng/ml - 400 ng/ml
Sample specific recovery Sample type Average % Range Serum > 85 % - %
Assay durationMultiple steps standard assay
Species reactivityReacts with: Rat
Abcam's Ferritin Rat ELISA Kit is a highly sensitive two-site enzyme linked immunoassay (ELISA) for the quantitative measurement of ferritin in rat biological samples.
In this assay the ferritin present in samples reacts with the anti-Ferritin antibodies which have been adsorbed to the surface of polystyrene microtitre wells. After the removal of unbound proteins by washing, anti-Ferritin antibodies conjugated with horseradish peroxidase (HRP), are added. These enzyme-labeled antibodies form complexes with the previously bound Ferritin. Following another washing step, the enzyme bound to the immunosorbent is assayed by the addition of a chromogenic substrate, 3,3’,5,5’-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB). The quantity of bound enzyme varies directly with the concentration of Ferritin in the sample tested; thus, the absorbance, at 450 nm, is a measure of the concentration of Ferritin in the test sample. The quantity of Ferritin in the test sample can be interpolated from the standard curve constructed from the standards, and corrected for sample dilution.
Storage instructionsStore at +4°C. Please refer to protocols.
Components 1 x 96 tests 100X HRP-conjugated anti-rat Ferritin antibody 1 x 150µl 20X Wash Buffer Concentrate 1 x 50ml 5X Diluent Concentrate 1 x 50ml Chromogen Substrate Solution 1 x 12ml Rat Ferritin Calibrator (Lyophilized) 1 vial Rat Ferritin ELISA Microplate 1 unit Stop Solution 1 x 12ml
FunctionStores 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 diseaseDefects 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 similaritiesBelongs to the ferritin family.
Contains 1 ferritin-like diiron domain.
- Information by UniProt
- Ferritin L chain
- Ferritin L subunit
- Ferritin light chain
ab157732 has been referenced in 3 publications.
- Urso K et al. Iron Protein Succinylate in the Management of Iron Deficiency Anemia: A Comparative Study with Ferrous Sulphate at Low and High Therapeutic Doses. Nutrients 13:N/A (2021). PubMed: 33802720
- Kang H et al. Renal clearable nanochelators for iron overload therapy. Nat Commun 10:5134 (2019). PubMed: 31723130
- Woodman AG et al. Modest and Severe Maternal Iron Deficiency in Pregnancy are Associated with Fetal Anaemia and Organ-Specific Hypoxia in Rats. Sci Rep 7:46573 (2017). PubMed: 28440316