Glucagon ELISA – 10 Microliter

Glucagon ELISA – 10 Microliter


Kit format: 1 x 96 wells

Measurement range: 2-180 pmol/L (7 - 627 pg/mL)

Low sample volume - 10 µL

No purification of samples

Highly appreciated and often cited assay

Controls available: 10-1286-01

Little or no cross-reactivity to oxyntomodulin, glicentin, mini-glucagon, GLP-1, GLP-2 and GRPP


Mercodia Glucagon ELISA – 10 μL is a highly specific and sensitive immunoassay for measuring glucagon in serum, EDTA plasma, and cell culture media samples from rat, mouse, and non-human primates.

A revolutionizing ELISA for sensitive and specific determination of glucagon in rat, mouse, and non-human primate (NHP) samples. A research tool advancement that allows science to take the next step.


The highly specific monoclonal antibodies used in this assay enable accurate determination of glucagon with low to no levels of significant cross-reactivity to other circulating pro-glucagon-derived peptides. Under certain conditions like post-bariatric surgery, the concentrations of glicentin have been demonstrated to be elevated to levels that might interfere.

Test characteristics

Rat, mouse and non-human primates (NHP)

Sample types

Serum, EDTA plasma and cell culture medium

Sample volume

10 µL

Assay range

2-180 pmol/L (7 - 627 pg/mL)

Detection limit

≤1.5 pmol/L


18-22 h (overnight) + 15 min

Detection method



The following cross-reactions have been tested:


Not detected

Glicentin, human

1.0 %

Glicentin, mouse

7.0 %

Glicentin, rat

4.0 %

GLP-1 (7-36)

Not detected

GLP-1 (9-36)

Not detected


Not detected

Oxyntomodulin, human/rat/mouse

2.0 %

Oxyntomodulin, bovine/canine/porcine

Not detected

directions for use & Safety Data Sheet

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Technical Library
technical notes

For product-specific technical notes see:
TN34-0155 Animal samples in Mercodia Glucagon ELISA – 10 µL (10-1281-01)
TN34-0162 Alternative sequential protocol for increased specificity in Mercodia Glucagon ELISA – 10 µL (10-1281-01)


For other technical notes see our Technical Library


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Glucagon ELISA – 10 Microliter



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