Luminex® Assays and Luminex High Performance Assays

R&D Systems offers Luminex Assays and Luminex High Performance Assays for simultaneously detecting and quantifying multiple target analytes in qualified complex sample types. They require small sample volumes, are cost-effective, and allow researchers to collect more data in less time than other assays. To view a list of analytes available for the Luminex Assays and Luminex High Performance Assays, follow the links below.

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Luminex Assays

Luminex Assays are the most flexible bead-based multiplex assays that we offer. They allow up to 50 user-defined target analytes to be simultaneously profiled using cell culture supernates, serum, or plasma samples. Bring the details of your complex samples into focus.

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Luminex High Performance Assays

Luminex High Performance Assays are the most accurate and precise bead-based multiplex assays for simultaneously measuring up to 45 analytes in qualified complex matrices. Trust your results with the best, most dependable assays on the market.

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Luminex Instrumentation

R&D Systems Luminex Assays are compatible with all Luminex instrumentation systems. These systems can be obtained from R&D Systems.

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Which Luminex Assay Is Right For Me?

There are important distinctions between our Luminex Assays and our Luminex High Performance Assays which need to be considered when determining the best solution for your specific multiplexing needs.


Principle of the Luminex Assay

Luminex Assays and High Performance Assays utilize color-coded superparamagnetic beads coated with analyte-specific antibodies. Beads recognizing different target analytes are mixed together and incubated with the sample. Captured analytes are subsequently detected using a cocktail of biotinylated detection antibodies and a streptavidin-phycoerythrin conjugate.