Human Cystatin M/Cystatin E/CST6 ELISA Kit PicoKine™

Human Cystatin M/CST6 ELISA Kit PicoKine™ (96 Tests). Quantitate Human CST6 in cell culture supernatants, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA). Sensitivity: 10pg/ml.

Product Info Summary

SKU: EK1965
Size: 96 wells/kit, with removable strips.
Reactive Species: Human
Application: ELISA
Sample Types: cell culture supernatants, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA).

Product Name

Human Cystatin M/Cystatin E/CST6 ELISA Kit PicoKine™

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SKU/Catalog Number

EK1965

Size

96 wells/kit, with removable strips.

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Description

Human Cystatin M/CST6 ELISA Kit PicoKine™ (96 Tests). Quantitate Human CST6 in cell culture supernatants, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA). Sensitivity: 10pg/ml.

Storage & Handling

Store at 4°C for 6 months, at -20°C for 12 months. Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles (Shipped with wet ice.)

Cite This Product

Human Cystatin M/Cystatin E/CST6 ELISA Kit PicoKine™ (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # EK1965)

Clonality of Antibodies

See Datasheet for details

Immunogen

Expression system for standard: E.coli; Immunogen sequence: R29-M149

Sensitivity

<10 pg/ml

Assay Range

46.9 pg/ml - 3,000 pg/ml

Cross Reactivity

There is no detectable cross-reactivity with other relevant proteins.

Reactive Species

EK1965 is reactive to CST6 in Human samples

Validated Sample Types

cell culture supernatants, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA).

Application Guarantee

EK1965 is guaranteed for ELISA in Human by Boster Guarantee

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Kit Components

Catalog Number Description Quantity
EK1965-CAP Anti-Human CST6 Pre-coated 96-well strip microplate 1
EK1965-ST Human CST6 Standard 2 vials, 10 ng/tube
EK1965-DA Human CST6 Biotinylated antibody (100x) 100ul
AR1103 Avidin-Biotin-Peroxidase Complex (100x) 100ul
AR1106-1 Sample Diluent 30ml
AR1106-2 Antibody Diluent 12ml
AR1106-3 Avidin-Biotin-Peroxidase Diluent 12ml
AR1104 Color Developing Reagent (TMB) 10ml
AR1105 Stop Solution 10ml
AR1106-5 Wash Buffer (25x) 20ml
PLA-SEA Adhesive plate sealers 4

*The kit components are not available for individual purchase.

Materials Required But Not Included In Kit

  • Microplate Reader capable of reading absorbance at 450nm.
  • Automated plate washer (optional).
  • Pipettes and pipette tips capable of precisely dispensing 0.5 µl through 1 ml volumes of aqueous solutions.
  • Multichannel pipettes are recommended for large amount of samples.
  • Deionized or distilled water.
  • 500ml graduated cylinders.
  • Test tubes for dilution.

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Validation Standard Curve O.D. At 450nm

Concentration (pg/ml)046.993.8187.537575015003000
O.D.0.0200.0580.0980.1920.3920.7751.4292.210

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Recommended Sample Dilution Ratios

According to our internal validation assays using this ELISA kit, to detect Cystatin E/M/CST6, Dilution ratio of 1:5, concentration in serum is around 3ng/ml.

Intra Assay Consistency & Inter Assay Consistency

We measured random samples of Human Cystatin M/Cystatin E/CST6 ELISA Kit PicoKine™ within the same batch/lot to ensure the consistency of the kits' performances. ELISA intra assay consistency is measured using wells from the same plate/assay kit. ELISA inter assay consistency is measured using wells from different plates from the same batch production/lot.

Intra-Assay PrecisionInter-Assay Precision
Sample123123
n161616242424
Mean (pg/ml)793821415834091442
Standard deviation4.9017.1980.664.0723.7290.85
CV (%)6.2%4.5%5.7%4.9%5.8%6.3%

Reproducibility

We ensure reproducibility by testing three samples with differing concentrations of Cystatin E/M/CST6 in ELISA kits from four different production batches/lots.

LotsLot 1 (pg/ml)Lot 2 (pg/ml)Lot 3 (pg/ml)Lot 4 (pg/ml)Mean (pg/ml)Standard DeviationCV (%)
Sample 179797576771.782.3%
Sample 238239640537238812.673.2%
Sample 31415131813871330136239.972.9%
*number of samples for each test n=16.

Gene/Protein Information For CST6 (Source: Uniprot.Org, NCBI)

Uniprot ID

Q15828

Gene ID

1474

Gene Name

CST6

Full Name

Cystatin-M

Weight

16.511kDa

Superfamily

cystatin family

Alternative Names

CST6; cystatin 6; Cystatin E/M; cystatin M; cystatin M/E; Cystatin-6; cystatin-E; cystatin-M; cysteine proteinase inhibitor CST6 ECTD15 cystatin E/M cystatin-M|cystatin 6|cystatin M/E|cystatin-E|cysteine proteinase inhibitor

*if product is indicated to react with multiple species, protein info is based on the gene entry specified above in "species".

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8 Customer Q&As for Human Cystatin M/Cystatin E/CST6 ELISA Kit PicoKine™

Question

Q: what is the protocol regarding preparation of cell lysates prepared for use in Picokine® ELISA kits?

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Verified customer

Asked: 2020-11-01

Answer

A: for those Picokine® ELISAs where cell or tissue lysate is a validated sample type, sample preparation instructions for lysate can be found in the product insert. Components in lysate and lysis buffer can change immunoreactivity, so if lysate is not a validated sample type, care must be taken in sample preparation and validation.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2020-11-01

Question

Q: if the enzyme conjugated Cystatin E antibodies are mixed with the substrate, will that change the substrate into the enzymatic reaction product? Or the enzyme function is only activated when the antibody is attached with the Cystatin E antigen?

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Verified customer

Asked: 2020-10-10

Answer

A: The enzyme is always active. Avoid contaminating the substrate with enzyme prior to the incubation otherwise it compromises the assay with false positive signal.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2020-10-10

Question

Q: What is the optimal O.D. value for Cystatin E ELISA kit? I performed your Cystatin E ELISA on serum samples. For my positive control, I received an O.D. value of 0.826, while my negative control received a value of 0.136. I obtained both of these controls from the ELISA kit, where your kit's typical data shows O.D. values much higher than my positive control and your background is lower. My samples O.D. values are around 0.225 and the highest is only 0.357. can I consider these samples contain Cystatin E even though the O.D. values are not very high?

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Verified customer

Asked: 2020-09-30

Answer

A: The absolute O.D. values may change according to incubation time. The more you incubate the higher the O.D. values are going to be. an important assessment should be is whether your sample O.D. values are statistically significantly higher than your blank values. in your example, you could extend your development time in the substrate incubation step to obtain higher O.D. values, as long as your negative controls' O.D. values are not increasing faster in relation to your positive controls. normally, a sample with O.D. value 2 standard deviations higher than your negative controls can be considered positive. We calculate the sensitivity of this ELISA kit by converting cutoff O.D. value, calculated as the average of 20 negative controls plus 2 standard deviations of the 20 negative controls, into a concentration. in other words, when we claim this Cystatin E ELISA kit to have sensitivity of 10pg/ml, that means the minimum amount of Cystatin E that can be declared/interpreted as positive by the above standard is 10pg/ml.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2020-09-30

Question

Q: for how much duration can samples (cell cultures, serum, and plasma) be stored and still be stable for measurement Cystatin E using the EK1965 Human Cystatin E Picokine® ELISA Kit?

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Verified customer

Asked: 2020-08-10

Answer

A: Boster Bio does not evaluate sample stability. Variations in sample collection, processing, and storage may affect the stabilityof samples. It is recommend to assay sample immediately after collection when possible, or aliquot into single use volumes and store samples frozen. avoid repeat freeze-thaw cycles with the stored samples in order to limit protein degradation.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2020-08-10

Question

Q: is it okay to use citrate plasma as samples in Human Cystatin E Picokine® ELISA Kit (Catalog # EK1965)?

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Verified customer

Asked: 2020-07-04

Answer

A: Chelating agents such as EDTA, Heparin and Citrate can bind metal ions from the functional domain of Cystatin E causing disruption of its protein structure. Cystatin E may be denatured as a result and may compromise the assay's measurements. The chilating sites could also be too close to the epitopes needed for detection and block the antigen antibody reaction. We have tested the Cystatin E ELISA, treating samples with a number of anticoagulants and decided that heparin or EDTA can be used for treatment of blood/plasma samples. Do not use other anticoagulents when collecting samples.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2020-07-04

Question

Q: Are Boster Bio recombinant proteins and antibodies sterile?

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Verified customer

Asked: 2019-04-21

Answer

A: although the vials are bottled using aseptic techniques, heat-treated vials, and sterile stock solutions, they are not considered or guaranteed to be sterile. If sterile material is a must for an experiment, the material can be filtered through a 0.2 micron filter designed for use with biological fluids.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2019-04-21

Question

Q: Can Cystatin E ELISA Kits be used with tissue homogenates (or other non-validated sample types)?

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Verified customer

Asked: 2018-08-10

Answer

A: Unfortunately, Boster Bio has not routinely validated tissue homogenates as a sample type for ELISA kits. This does not mean that ELISA kits are not valid for other sample types than we have tested: it means further investigation is required. One will need to perform a spike and recovery study to determine if an unvalidated sample type will work with a particular kit. To perform a spike and recovery experiment, one should divide a sample into two aliquots. In one of the aliquots, the user should spike in a known amount of the kit standard. a dilution series is performed comparing the spiked versus the unspiked sample. Generally, samples with expected recovery and linearity between 80-120% are considered acceptable. This method can be used to validate any sample type that has not been evaluated by Boster Bio. for a more detailed spike and recovery protocol, please contact technical support.
Note: acceptable ranges should be determined individually by each laboratory. Additionally, technical support can help determine if a buffer component is not compatible with a given ELISA kit. please check the Citations tab on the product webpage for peer-reviewed papers utilizing a wide range of sample types. We also have an innovator's reward program where if the user validates our ELISA kits in applications or samples previously not validated by Boster Bio or other users, and share such information with us by submit a review, we will reward the user's efforts with a free antibody or ELISA kit from our catalog. Biocompare.com will also give $20 Amazon giftcard as an additional reward, if the review is submitted there as well.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2018-08-10

Question

Q: how to proceed with the analysis of ELISA data? I have performed Cystatin E level in plasma.

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Verified customer

Asked: 2018-03-26

Answer

A: please read this article on ELISA data analysis. bosterbio.com/ELISA-data-analysis-instructions. Boster also provides a free tool that you can use to analyze ELISA data. bosterbio.com/biology-research-tools/ELISA-data-analysis-online

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Answered: 2018-03-26

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