Mouse alpha-Fetoprotein/AFP Quantikine ELISA Kit

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Mouse alpha-Fetoprotein/AFP Quantikine ELISA Kit Summary

Assay Type
Solid Phase Sandwich ELISA
96-well strip plate
Assay Length
4.5 hours
Sample Type & Volume Required Per Well
Cell Culture Supernates (50 uL), Serum (10 uL), EDTA Plasma (10 uL), Heparin Plasma (10 uL)
0.029 ng/mL
Assay Range
0.2 - 10 ng/mL (Cell Culture Supernates, Serum, EDTA Plasma, Heparin Plasma)
Natural and recombinant mouse AFP.
< 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.

Product Summary

The Quantikine Mouse alpha -Fetoprotein/AFP Immunoassay is a 4.5 hour solid phase ELISA designed to measure mouse AFP levels in cell culture supernates, serum, and plasma. It contains NS0-expressed recombinant mouse AFP and antibodies raised against the recombinant factor. This immunoassay has been shown to quantitate the recombinant mouse AFP accurately. Results obtained using natural mouse AFP showed dose-response curves that were parallel to the standard curves obtained using the recombinant kit standards. These results indicate that this kit can be used to determine relative mass values for natural mouse AFP.


Intra-Assay Precision (Precision within an assay) Three samples of known concentration were tested twenty times on one plate to assess intra-assay precision
Inter-Assay Precision (Precision between assays) Three samples of known concentration were tested in twenty separate assays to assess inter-assay precision. Assays were performed by at least three technicians using two lots of components

Cell Culture Supernates, Serum, EDTA Plasma, Heparin Plasma

Intra-Assay Precision Inter-Assay Precision
Sample 1 2 3 1 2 3
n 20 20 20 20 20 20
Mean (ng/mL) 0.404 1.12 3.3 0.457 1.2 3.38
Standard Deviation 0.013 0.026 0.091 0.031 0.066 0.158
CV% 3.2 2.3 2.8 6.8 5.5 4.7


The recovery of mouse AFP spiked to levels throughout the range of the assay was evaluated.

Sample Type Average % Recovery Range %
Cell Culture Media (n=4) 98 93-105


To assess the linearity of the assay, samples containing high concentrations of mouse AFP were serially diluted with Calibrator Diluent to produce samples with values within the dynamic range of the assay. Samples were diluted prior to assay.
Mouse alpha-Fetoprotein/AFP ELISA Linearity

Data Examples

Mouse alpha-Fetoprotein/AFP ELISA Standard Curve

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Preparation and Storage

The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.

Background: alpha-Fetoprotein/AFP

alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP), is albuminoid superfamily protein that is synthesized in the fetus primarily by the liver, yolk sac, and tissues of gastrointestinal origin. It is one of the earliest markers of the hepatocyte lineage. AFP acts as a carrier protein for steroids, bilirubin, fatty acids, retinoids, and flavonoids. In addition, it can exert immunosuppressive activity, regulate cell proliferation and apoptosis, initiate intracellular signaling, and contribute to cell invasion. Altered levels of both fetal and maternal AFP have been associated with hypothyroidism, autoimmune disorders, and heart defects. Low maternal serum AFP levels are associated with a higher incidence of Down syndrome, whereas higher levels are associated with spina bifida and anencephaly. Elevated AFP levels are also coincident with liver, stomach, and germ cell cancers.

Entrez Gene IDs:
174 (Human); 11576 (Mouse); 24177 (Rat)
Alternate Names:
AFP; Alpha-1-fetoprotein; alpha-fetoglobulin; alpha-Fetoprotein; DSCAM2; FETA; HP; HPAFP
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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. 50 µL Assay Diluent
  4.   Add 50 µL of Assay Diluent to each well.

  5. 50 µL Standard, Control, or Sample
  6.   Add 50 µL of Standard, control, or sample to each well. Cover with a plate sealer, and incubate at room temperature for 2 hours on a horizontal orbital microplate shaker.
  7.   Aspirate each well and wash, repeating the process 3 times for a total of 4 washes.

  8. 100 µL Conjugate
  9.   Add 100 µL of Conjugate to each well. Cover with a new plate sealer, and incubate at room temperature for 2 hours on the shaker.
  10.   Aspirate and wash 4 times.

  11. 100 µL Substrate Solution
  12.   Add 100 µL Substrate Solution to each well. Incubate at room temperature for 30 minutes on the benchtop. PROTECT FROM LIGHT.

  13. 100 µL Stop Solution
  14.   Add 100 µL of Stop Solution to each well. Read at 450 nm within 30 minutes. Set wavelength correction to 540 nm or 570 nm.

Citations for Mouse alpha-Fetoprotein/AFP Quantikine ELISA Kit

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  1. OTULIN protects the liver against cell death, inflammation, fibrosis, and cancer
    Authors: RB Damgaard, HE Jolin, MED Allison, SE Davies, HL Titheradge, ANJ McKenzie, D Komander
    Cell Death Differ., 2020;27(5):1457-1474.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum
  2. Mef2d sustains activation of effector Foxp3+ Tregs during transplant survival and anticancer immunity
    Authors: E Di Giorgio, L Wang, Y Xiong, T Akimova, LM Christense, R Han, A Samanta, M Trevisanut, TR Bhatti, UH Beier, WW Hancock
    J. Clin. Invest., 2020;0(0):.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum
  3. C3P3-G1: first generation of a eukaryotic artificial cytoplasmic expression system
    Authors: PH Jaïs, E Decroly, E Jacquet, M Le Boulch, A Jaïs, O Jean-Jean, H Eaton, P Ponien, F Verdier, B Canard, S Goncalves, S Chiron, M Le Gall, P Mayeux, M Shmulevitz
    Nucleic Acids Res., 2019;0(0):.
    Species: Transgenic Hamster
    Sample Types: Cell Culture Supernates
  4. Evaluation of the Effects of Cultured Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell Infusion on Hepatocarcinogenesis in Hepatocarcinogenic Mice With Liver Cirrhosis
    Authors: K Matsuura, T Takami, M Maeda, T Hisanaga, K Fujisawa, I Saeki, T Matsumoto, I Hidaka, N Yamamoto, I Sakaida
    Transplant. Proc., 2019;51(3):925-935.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum
  5. Deficiency of fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) promotes hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in mice on a long term obesogenic diet
    Authors: G Singhal, G Kumar, S Chan, FM Fisher, Y Ma, HG Vardeh, IA Nasser, JS Flier, E Maratos-Fl
    Mol Metab, 2018;0(0):.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum
  6. Up-regulation of FGF15/19 signaling promotes hepatocellular carcinoma in the background of fatty liver
    Authors: G Cui, RC Martin, H Jin, X Liu, H Pandit, H Zhao, L Cai, P Zhang, W Li, Y Li
    J. Exp. Clin. Cancer Res., 2018;37(1):136.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Plasma
  7. AAV serotype 8-mediated liver specific GNMT expression delays progression of hepatocellular carcinoma and prevents carbon tetrachloride-induced liver damage
    Authors: CC Fang, CF Wu, YJ Liao, SF Huang, M Chen, YA Chen
    Sci Rep, 2018;8(1):13802.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum
  8. Adult mouse model of early hepatocellular carcinoma promoted by alcoholic liver disease
    Authors: A Ambade, A Satishchan, B Gyongyosi, P Lowe, G Szabo
    World J Gastroenterol, 2016;22(16):4091-108.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum


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Mouse alpha-Fetoprotein/AFP Quantikine ELISA Kit
By Anonymous on 08/06/2018
Application: Sample Tested: Serum

Mouse alpha-Fetoprotein/AFP Quantikine ELISA Kit
By Anonymous on 03/23/2018
Application: Sample Tested: Serum

Easy to use with reliable results. Would recommend.

Mouse alpha-Fetoprotein/AFP Quantikine ELISA Kit
By Anonymous on 03/23/2018
Application: Sample Tested: mouse serum

Mouse alpha-Fetoprotein/AFP Quantikine ELISA Kit
By Anonymous on 01/13/2017
Application: Sample Tested: Mouse sera diluted 120x in Calibrator Diluent RD5-26 (diluted 1:4)