Serum, Plasma

Melatonin ELISA

The Melatonin ELISA (BA E-3300) is a sensitive assay for the quantitative determination of Melatonin in human serum and plasma samples and is intended for in-vitro use only.

Catalog Nr.: 
BA E-3300
Name: 

Melatonin ELISA

Description: 
Enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) for the quantitative determination of of Melatonin in serum and plasma
Sample Volume: 
500 µl serum or plasma
Total Assay Time: 
Extraction 15min; ELISA 16 hours 40 min
Standard Range: 

0 / 3 - 300 pg/ml

Sensitivity: 

1.6 pg/ml

Storage: 
2 - 8 °C
Kit: 
96 Determinations
Advantages: 
  • Elegant and efficient extraction procedure for serum/plasma samples
  • Highly specific antisera
  • Wide standard ranges, convenient measurement of samples without pre-dilution
  • Suitable to seize the circadian rhythm including the nocturnal, individual peak
CE Mark: 
Yes
Please note: 
Kits intended for in-vitro diagnostic (ivd) are not available for the US-market
Downloads: 

Melatonin in Serum and Plasma

In mammals, melatonin is biosynthesized in the pineal gland from the essential dietary amino acid tryptophan, with serotonin produced as an intermediate. In general Melatonin acts as an endocrine hormone.
Many biological effects of melatonin are generated through activation of melatonin receptors, while others are due to its role as a powerful antioxidant, being a direct scavenger of OH, O2−, and NO.
The serum and saliva melatonin levels in humans show a marked circadian rhythm characterized by very low levels during day time and high levels during night time.

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