Mouse Contactin-4 ELISA Kit PicoKine™

Mouse Contactin-4 ELISA Kit PicoKine™ (96 Tests). Quantitate Mouse Cntn4 in cell culture supernatants, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA, citrate). Sensitivity: 50pg/ml.

Product Info Summary

SKU: EK1781
Size: 96 wells/kit, with removable strips.
Reactive Species: Mouse
Application: ELISA
Sample Types: cell culture supernatants, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA, citrate).

Product Name

Mouse Contactin-4 ELISA Kit PicoKine™

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SKU/Catalog Number

EK1781

Size

96 wells/kit, with removable strips.

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Description

Mouse Contactin-4 ELISA Kit PicoKine™ (96 Tests). Quantitate Mouse Cntn4 in cell culture supernatants, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA, citrate). Sensitivity: 50pg/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

Mouse Contactin-4 ELISA Kit PicoKine™ (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # EK1781)

Clonality of Antibodies

See Datasheet for details

Immunogen

Expression system for standard: NS0; Immunogen sequence: D19-S1000

Sensitivity

<50 pg/ml

Assay Range

312 pg/ml - 20,000 pg/ml

Cross Reactivity

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

Reactive Species

EK1781 is reactive to Cntn4 in Mouse samples

Validated Sample Types

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

Application Guarantee

EK1781 is guaranteed for ELISA in Mouse by Boster Guarantee

See how Boster Bio validate our ELISA kits: ELISA Validation Information

Kit Components

Catalog Number Description Quantity
EK1781-CAP Anti-Mouse Cntn4 Pre-coated 96-well strip microplate 1
EK1781-ST Mouse Cntn4 Standard 2 vials, 20 ng/tube
EK1781-DA Mouse Cntn4 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)03126251250250050001000020000
O.D.0.0570.1010.1560.2560.4560.8961.5922.256

Data Example Images

Recommended Sample Dilution Ratios

According to our internal validation assays using this ELISA kit, to detect Contactin-4, Dilution ratio of 1:5, concentration in serum is around 11ng/ml.

Intra Assay Consistency & Inter Assay Consistency

We measured random samples of Mouse Contactin-4 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)4511849761551320758739
Standard deviation26.6179.51312.2233.86118.28681.64
CV (%)5.9%4.3%4.1%6.6%5.7%7.8%

Reproducibility

We ensure reproducibility by testing three samples with differing concentrations of Contactin-4 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 145151151247948825.275.1%
Sample 218492120184020951976131.836.6%
Sample 376157780802882127908228.602.8%
*number of samples for each test n=16.

Gene/Protein Information For Cntn4 (Source: Uniprot.Org, NCBI)

Uniprot ID

Q69Z26

Gene ID

269784

Gene Name

Cntn4

Full Name

Contactin-4

Weight

113.49kDa

Superfamily

immunoglobulin superfamily

Alternative Names

AXCAM; axonal-associated cell adhesion molecule; BIG-2; BIG-2Brain-derived immunoglobulin superfamily protein 2; CNTN4; contactin 4; Contactin4; Contactin-4; MGC33615; neural cell adhesion protein BIG-2 Cntn4|9630050B05, Axc, Axcam, BIG-, BIG-2|contactin 4|contactin-4|axonal-associated cell adhesion molecule|brain-derived immunoglobulin superfamily molecule|brain-derived immunoglobulin superfamily protein 2

*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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9 Customer Q&As for Mouse Contactin-4 ELISA Kit PicoKine™

Question

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

Verified Customer

Verified customer

Asked: 2020-09-28

Answer

A: in 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 affect immunoreactivity, so if lysate is not a validated sample type, care must be taken in sample preparation and validation.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2020-09-28

Question

Q: how long can samples (cell cultures, serum, and plasma) be stored and still be stable for measuring Contactin-4 using the EK1781 Mouse Contactin-4 Picokine® ELISA Kit?

Verified Customer

Verified customer

Asked: 2020-09-13

Answer

A: Boster Bio does not assess sample stability. Variations in sample collection, processing, and storage may alter the stabilityof samples. It is recommend to assay sample on-stat collection when possible, or aliquot into single use volumes and store samples frozen. avoid repetitive freeze-thaw cycles with the stored samples to prevent protein degradation.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2020-09-13

Question

Q: is there any online tool I can use to streamline the data analysis for my ELISA results?

Verified Customer

Verified customer

Asked: 2020-08-18

Answer

A: We have a web based ELISA curve fitting (4pl) and data analysis tool. Please give it a try: bosterbio.com/biology-research-tools/ELISA-data-analysis-online. You can also consult our article on ELISA data analysis: bosterbio.com/ELISA-data-analysis-instructions

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2020-08-18

Question

Q: how do I analyze ELISA data? I have performed Contactin-4 level in plasma.

Verified Customer

Verified customer

Asked: 2020-06-20

Answer

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

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2020-06-20

Question

Q: Can Contactin-4 ELISA Kits be used with tissue homogenates (or other non-validated sample types)?

Verified Customer

Verified customer

Asked: 2019-01-17

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 suitable 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: 2019-01-17

Question

Q: we need your recommendation regarding the dilution ratio of serum samples for detection of Contactin-4 in Mouse plasma? I am trying to measure a few analytes and it requires 100ul of diluted samples for each well. We have limited sample volumes so we like to dilute as much as possible.

Verified Customer

Verified customer

Asked: 2018-12-13

Answer

A: without having an understanding the physiological or pathological context of your samples we cannot recommend a dilution ratio without performing a pilot test with your samples. Here is how you can perform a pilot study on your own: perform a serial dilution of your samples on the Contactin-4 ELISA kit to make sure you have a linear ascending curve followed by a plateau, which signifies the samples saturating the detection limit of the kit. Then you can pick the dilution ratios from samples in the linear part of the curve as your experimental dilution ratio.
If you are interested in using our ELISA service, you can also send us your sample and we will take care of everything for you. You can check our service details here: bosterbio.com/services/assay-services/ELISA-testing-service
Since you mentioned you have limited samples, our cost effective multiplex ELISA service would fit perfectly for your needs, where we can generate dozens of data points using as little as 25ul sample volume. Information on this service is also in the above link.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2018-12-13

Question

Q: how to thaw whole blood sample for Contactin-4 ELISA after freezing?

W. Mehta

Verified customer

Asked: 2018-07-21

Answer

A: do not freeze and thaw whole blood. erythrocytes are fragile and, if frozen and thawed, will undergo hemolysis rendering the samples useless. To keep your blood samples to test Contactin-4 for a later time, you should let the blood clot in glass tubes and separate the serum to freeze for later analysis.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2018-07-21

Question

Q: What is the optimal O.D. value for Contactin-4 ELISA kit? I used your Contactin-4 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. is it safe to say these samples contain Contactin-4 even though the O.D. values are not very high?

Verified Customer

Verified customer

Asked: 2018-06-19

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. regarding your protocol, 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 proportion 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 changeing 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 Contactin-4 ELISA kit to have sensitivity of 50pg/ml, that means the minimum amount of Contactin-4 that can be declared/interpreted as positive by the above standard is 50pg/ml.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2018-06-19

Question

Q: how much samples can be assayed in a Picokine® ELISA Kit?

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Verified customer

Asked: 2018-04-27

Answer

A: The Picokine® ELISA Kits will generally run a 7-point standard curve, non-specific binding wells, and 39 samples in duplicate. this may vary slightly by kit so please refer to each datasheet for details.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2018-04-27

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