Glucagon ELISA

Glucagon ELISA


Kit format: 1 x 96 wells

Measurement range: 1.5 – 130 pmol/L (5 – 453 pg/mL)

No cross-reactivity to glicentin, proglucagon 1-16, and glucagon 3-29

CE/IVD labeled on select markets

No purification of samples

Highly appreciated and often cited assay

Controls available: 10-1286-01


The Mercodia Glucagon ELISA is a CE/IVD-labelled, highly specific and sensitive immunoassay for measuring glucagon in plasma and serum.

The highly specific monoclonal antibodies used in this assay enable accurate determination of glucagon without significant cross-reactivity to other circulating pro-glucagon-derived peptides, e.g. glicentin.


As of October 1st, 2020, the assay protocol of Mercodia Glucagon ELISA 10-1271-01 is updated to make the sequential protocol default, abolishing cross-reactivity to glicentin. To run the old, simultaneous protocol, please refer to Technical Note TN34-161.


Mercodia Glucagon Control – Low, Medium, High (10-1286-01) is a three-level control for Mercodia Glucagon ELISA.

Test characteristics


Sample volume

25 µL

Sample types

Serum, EDTA plasma and cell culture medium

Assay range

1.5-130 pmol/L (5.95-453pg/mL)

Detection limit

≤0.75 pmol/L


18-22 h (overnight) + 1 h + 30 min

Detection method



The following cross-reactions have been tested:


Not detected


4.0 %

Proglucagon (1-61)

Not detected

Glucagon (3-29)

Not detected

directions for use Certificate of Analysis Safety Data Sheet
Certificate of Analysis
36077 CoA - 10-1271-01
35843 CoA - 10-1271-01
35567 CoA - 10-1271-01
35430 CoA - 10-1271-01
35184 CoA - 10-1271-01
33986 CoA - 10-1271-01
33439 CoA - 10-1271-01
33191 CoA - 10-1271-01
Safety Data Sheet
Safety Data Sheet - 10-1271-01

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technical notes

For technical notes specific to Mercodia Glucagon ELISA see:
TN34-0146 Sample collection and handling with Mercodia Glucagon ELISAs
TN34-0161 Simultaneous protocol for Mercodia Glucagon ELISA (10-1271-01)

For other technical notes see our Technical Library


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Roberts GP et al (2018) Gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y reconstruction as a lean model of bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis May;14(5):562-5682. Read more >

Gar, C. et al. (2018) Patterns of plasma glucagon dynamics do not match metabolic phenotypes in young women. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 103, 972–982. Read more >

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Miyachi, A. et al. (2017) Accurate analytical method for human plasma glucagon levels using liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry: comparison with commercially available immunoassays. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 409, 5911–5918. Read more >

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Glucagon ELISA



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Key Account Manager Distributors and OEM

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