This company announces the availability of its transferrin assay test kit for the quantitative determination of transferrin in serum.
Transferrin is the major iron-carrying protein in blood plasma. Clinical evaluation of transferrin levels is useful for the differential diagnosis of anemia and for monitoring its treatment. This companys test utilizes turbidimetric immunoassay in which a sample is mixed with Buffer and Antiserum, and Transferrin in the sample combines specifically with anti-human transferrin antibodies in Antiserum to yield an insoluble aggregate that causes increased turbidity. The degree of turbidity can be measured optically and is proportional to the amount of transferrin in the sample.
Total precision studies for this assay give a 1.8% CV and 1.6% CV at mean concentrations of 79 and 555 mg/dL, respectively. The linearity of the assay is up to 700 mg/dL and has a lower limit of detection of 4mg/dL.
Keyword: anemia, transferrin