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.

  Luminex® Magnetic Bead Assays Luminex® Polystyrene Bead Assays  Luminex® Magnetic Bead "Premixed" High Performance Assays Luminex® Magnetic Bead "User Mixed" High Performance Assays Luminex® Polystyrene Bead "Premixed" High Performance Assays Luminex® Polystyrene Bead "User Mixed" High Performance Assays
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Maximum Analyte Multiplex 50 100 45 45 22 22
Sample Volume (uL) <50 <50 <100 <100 <100 <100
Microparticles Premixed Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Biotin Antibodies Premixed Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 
Controls Available No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Premix QC Prior to Shipping Yes, full QC Yes, full QC Yes, confirmational QC Yes, confirmational QC Yes, confirmational QC Yes, confirmational QC
# Analytes Available >450 >240 >120 >120 >40 >40
# Species Available 3 2 1 1 1 1
Validated sample types Cell culture supernatants, serum, EDTA plasma, Heparin plasma Cell culture supernatants, serum, EDTA plasma, Heparin plasma Cell culture supernatants, serum, EDTA plasma, Heparin plasma; For select panels**: saliva, urine, milk Cell culture supernatants, serum, EDTA plasma, Heparin plasma; for select panels**: saliva, urine, milk Cell culture supernatants, serum, EDTA plasma, Heparin plasma; for select panels**: saliva, urine, milk Cell culture supernatants, serum, EDTA plasma, Heparin plasma; for select panels**: saliva, urine, milk
Analyte Selection User defined* User defined* Predetermined but customizable Predetermined but customizable Predetermined but customizable Predetermined but customizable
Assay Format Bead sets include base kits Bead sets include base kits Bead sets include base kits Order the bead sets and base kits separately Bead sets include base kits Order the bead sets and base kits separately
Delivery Time U.S. orders usually ship in    7-10 business days U.S. orders usually ship in 21-28 business days U.S. orders usually ship in 5-10 business days U.S. orders usually ship in 2-3 days U.S. orders usually ship in 5-10 business days U.S. orders usually ship in 2-3 business days
# Panels Available Custom Custom 13 customizable panels, including 2 high sensitivity panels 13 customizable panels, including 2 high sensitivity panels 4 customizable panels, including a high sensitivity panel 4 customizable panels, including a high sensitivity panel
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*Incompatible analyte combinations are clearly identified during the ordering process
**Some Luminex High Performance Assays are also validated for urine, saliva and human milk