Human GM-CSF Quantikine HS ELISA Kit

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  • Assay Type
    Solid Phase Sandwich ELISA
  • Format
    96-well strip plate
  • Assay Length
    6.5 hours
  • Sample Type & Volume Required Per Well
    Serum (150 uL), EDTA Plasma (150 uL), Heparin Plasma (150 uL), Urine (200 uL)
  • Sensitivity
    0.26 pg/mL
  • Assay Range
    1.0 - 64 pg/mL (Serum, EDTA Plasma, Heparin Plasma)0.5 - 32 pg/mL (Urine),
  • Specificity
    Natural and recombinant human GM-CSF
  • Cross-reactivity
    < 0.5% cross-reactivity observed with available related molecules.< 50% cross-species reactivity observed with species tested.
  • Interference
    No significant interference observed with available related molecules.
Product Summary
The Quantikine HS Human GM-CSF Immunoassay is a 6.5 hour solid phase ELISA designed to measure human GM-CSF in serum, plasma, and urine. It contains E. coli-expressed recombinant human GM-CSF and antibodies raised against the recombinant factor. It has been shown to accurately quantitate the recombinant factor. Results obtained using natural GM-CSF showed linear curves that were parallel to the standard curves obtained using the Quantikine HS kit standards. These results indicate that this kit can be used to determine relative mass values for natural human GM-CSF.

Intra-Assay Precision (Precision within an assay) Three samples of known concentration were tested on one plate to assess intra-assay precision.
Inter-Assay Precision (Precision between assays) Three samples of known concentration were tested in separate assays to assess inter-assay precision.
Intra-Assay Precision Inter-Assay Precision
Standard Deviation0.140.330.730.371.171.85

Serum, EDTA Plasma, Heparin Plasma
Intra-Assay Precision Inter-Assay Precision
Standard Deviation0.351.071.760.662.474.6


The recovery of GM-CSF spiked to three different levels throughout the range of the assay in various matrices was evaluated.

Sample Type Average % Recovery Range %
EDTA Plasma (n=4) 114 88-140
Heparin Plasma (n=4) 109 91-122
Serum (n=4) 109 94-128
Urine (n=5) 102 95-116
To assess the linearity of the assay, samples were spiked with high concentrations of GM-CSF in various matrices and diluted with the appropriate Calibrator Diluent to produce samples with values within the dynamic range of the assay.
Human GM-CSF Quantikine HS ELISA Kit
Preparation and Storage
  • Storage
    Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.
Background: GM-CSF
GM-CSF (Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor) induces the development of monocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, and myeloid and dermal dendritic cells. It also acts as a neutrophil and dendritic cell chemoattractant. GM-CSF promotes Th1 and Th17 cell mediated autoimmune inflammation as well as the inflammatory activation of dendritic cells, microglia, alveolar macrophages, and eosinophils. In addition, it cooperates with G-CSF in promoting tumor cell proliferation and invasion. GM-CSF signals through a receptor complex composed of GM-CSF R alpha and the Common beta Chain (beta c) with Syndecan-2 as a potential co-receptor. The beta c subunit is shared by the receptor complexes for IL-3 and IL-5.
    • Long Name
      Granulocyte Macrophage Growth Factor
    • Entrez Gene IDs
      1437 (Human); 12981 (Mouse); 116630 (Rat); 397208 (Porcine); 403923 (Canine); 493805 (Feline);
    • Alternate Names
      colony stimulating factor 2 (granulocyte-macrophage); Colony-stimulating factor; CSF; CSF2; GMCSF; GM-CSF; GMCSFgranulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor; granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor; MGC131935; MGC138897; molgramostin; sargramostim;
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    Assay Procedure
    Refer to the product for complete assay procedure.

    Bring all reagents and samples to room temperature before use. It is recommended that all samples, standards, and controls be assayed in duplicate.
    1.   Prepare all reagents, standard dilutions, and samples as directed in the product insert.
    2.   Remove excess microplate strips from the plate frame, return them to the foil pouch containing the desiccant pack, and reseal.

    3. Assay Diluent
    4.   For Serum & Plasma Samples: Add 100 µL of Assay Diluent to each well.
      For Urine Samples: Add 50 µL of Assay Diluent to each well.

    5. Standard, Control, or Sample
    6.   For Serum & Plasma Samples: Add 150 µL of Standard, control, or sample to each well.
      For Urine Samples: Add 200 µL of Standard, control, or sample to each well.
    7.   Cover with a plate sealer, and incubate at room temperature for 3 hours.
    8.   Aspirate each well and wash, repeating the process 5 times for a total of 6 washes.

    9. 200 µL Conjugate
    10.   Add 200 µL of Conjugate to each well. Cover with a new plate sealer, and incubate at room temperature for 2 hours.
    11.   Aspirate and wash 6 times.

    12. 50 µL Substrate Solution
    13.   Add 50 µL Substrate Solution to each well. Cover with a new plate sealer, and incubate at room temperature for 1 hour. Do not wash the plate.

    14. 50 µL Amplifier Solution
    15. Add 50 µL Amplifier Solution to each well. Cover with a new plate sealer, and incubate at room temperature for 30 minutes.

    16. 50 µL Stop Solution
    17. Add 50 µL of Stop Solution to each well. Read at 490 nm within 30 minutes. Set wavelength correction to 650 nm or 690 nm.

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    1. Safety and immunologic correlates of Melanoma GVAX, a GM-CSF secreting allogeneic melanoma cell vaccine administered in the adjuvant setting.
      Authors: Lipson E, Sharfman W, Chen S, McMiller T, Pritchard T, Salas J, Sartorius-Mergenthaler S, Freed I, Ravi S, Wang H, Luber B, Sproul J, Taube J, Pardoll D, Topalian S
      J Transl Med, 2015;13(0):214.
      Species: Human
      Sample Type: Serum
    2. A randomized trial of recombinant human granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor for patients with acute lung injury.
      Authors: Paine R, Standiford TJ, Dechert RE, Moss M, Martin GS, Rosenberg AL, Thannickal VJ, Burnham EL, Brown MB, Hyzy RC
      Crit. Care Med., 2012;40(1):90-7.
      Species: Human
      Sample Type: BALF
    3. Timed sequential treatment with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and an allogeneic granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor-secreting breast tumor vaccine: a chemotherapy dose-ranging factorial study of safety and immune activation.
      Authors: Emens LA, Asquith JM, Leatherman JM, Kobrin BJ, Petrik S, Laiko M, Levi J, Daphtary MM, Biedrzycki B, Wolff AC, Stearns V, Disis ML, Ye X, Piantadosi S, Fetting JH, Davidson NE, Jaffee EM
      J. Clin. Oncol., 2009;27(35):5911-8.
      Species: Human
      Sample Type: Serum
    4. Neutropenia in 6 ethnic groups from the Caribbean and the U.S.
      Authors: Grann VR, Bowman N, Joseph C, Wei Y, Horwitz MS, Jacobson JS, Santella RP, Hershman DL
      Cancer, 2008;113(4):854-60.
      Species: Human
      Sample Type: Plasma
    5. Duffy (Fy), DARC, and neutropenia among women from the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.
      Authors: Grann VR, Ziv E, Joseph CK, Neugut AI, Wei Y, Jacobson JS, Horwitz MS, Bowman N, Beckmann K, Hershman DL
      Br. J. Haematol., 2008;143(2):288-93.
      Species: Human
      Sample Type: Plasma
    6. Endotoxin-induced maturation of monocytes in preterm fetal sheep lung.
      Authors: Kramer BW, Joshi SN, Moss TJ, Newnham JP, Sindelar R, Jobe AH, Kallapur SG
      Am. J. Physiol. Lung Cell Mol. Physiol., 2007;293(2):L345-53.
      Species: Ovine- Sheep
      Sample Type: BALF
    7. Increased circulating endothelial progenitor cells in septic patients: correlation with survival.
      Authors: Rafat N, Hanusch C, Brinkkoetter PT, Schulte J, Brade J, Zijlstra JG, van der Woude FJ, van Ackern K, Yard BA, Beck GCh
      Crit. Care Med., 2007;35(7):1677-84.
      Species: Human
      Sample Type: Serum

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