< 0.5% cross-reactivity observed with available related molecules.< 50% cross-species reactivity observed with species tested.
No significant interference observed with available related molecules.
The Quantikine Human Relaxin-2 Immunoassay is a 4.5 hour solid phase ELISA designed to measure human Relaxin-2 in cell culture supernates, serum, and plasma. It contains E. coli-expressed recombinant human Relaxin-2 and has been shown to accurately quantitate the recombinant factor. Results obtained using natural human Relaxin-2 showed linear curves that were parallel to the standard curves obtained using the Quantikine kit standards. These results indicate that this kit can be used to determine relative mass values for naturally occurring human Relaxin-2.
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.
Cell Culture Supernates
Serum, EDTA Plasma, Heparin Plasma
The recovery of Relaxin-2 spiked to levels throughout the range of the assay in various matrices was evaluated.
Average % Recovery
Cell Culture Media (n=4)
EDTA Plasma (n=4)
Heparin Plasma (n=4)
To assess the linearity of the assay, samples containing and/or spiked with high concentrations of Relaxin-2 were serially diluted with the appropriate Calibrator Diluent to produce samples with values within the dynamic range of the assay.
Preparation and Storage
Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.
The Insulin/Relaxin superfamily includes Insulin, IGF-I, IGF-II, Relaxins, Relaxin-like Factor (RLF), Early Placenta Insulin-like Peptide 4 (INSL4), INSL5, and INSL6. Three human Relaxin genes (Relaxins-1 to -3) have been identified. Relaxin-2 is secreted and circulates in the blood, whereas Relaxin-1 is expressed in decidua, placenta, and prostate, and Relaxin-3 is expressed in the brain. Human Relaxin-2 is a peptide hormone that plays an important role in female reproduction.
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Bring all reagents and samples to room temperature before use. It is recommended that all samples, standards, and controls be assayed in duplicate.
Prepare all reagents, standard dilutions, and samples as directed in the product insert.
Remove excess microplate strips from the plate frame, return them to the foil pouch containing the desiccant pack, and reseal.
100 µL Assay Diluent
Add 100 µL of Assay Diluent to each well.
50 µL Standard, Control, or Sample
Add 50 µL of Standard, control, or sample to each well. Cover with a plate sealer, and incubate at room temperature for 2 hours.
Aspirate each well and wash, repeating the process 3 times for a total of 4 washes.
200 µL Conjugate
Add 200 µL of Conjugate to each well. Cover with a new plate sealer, and incubate at room temperature for 2 hours.
Aspirate and wash 4 times.
200 µL Substrate Solution
Add 200 µL Substrate Solution to each well. Incubate at room temperature for 30 minutes. PROTECT FROM LIGHT.
50 µL Stop Solution
Add 50 µL of Stop Solution to each well. Read at 450 nm within 30 minutes. Set wavelength correction to 540 nm or 570 nm.
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