General Serum Diluent is formulated to provide a stable, protein-friendly environment for dilution of serum, cell culture, ascites, urine, and other aqueous-based biological samples for evaluation within an ELISA format. It can serve as an excellent generic matrix in which to dilute antigen standards when preparing standard curves within antibody-sandwich formats. It also provides an excellent serum dilution medium for antigen down ELISAs in the assessment of a humoral immune response to a particular disease state or immunization regimen.
General Serum Diluent provides a mammalian protein-buffered, neutral pH environment that is highly compatible with antibody-antigen interactions. Inclusion of a protein component helps minimize the degree of non-specific IgG adsorption onto coated and blocked ELISA plate wells during antigen-down screening of serum or plasma samples.
Bulk volumes and custom packaging are available upon request.