- Consistent, reproducible results
- High sensitivity
- Assay Range 0.5 ng/mL – 40.5 ng/mL
- Fast results - Less than 2 hours regardless of number of samples
The MaxSignal® Dermorphin ELISA Kit uses a competitive immunoassay method to determine the amount of dermorphin present in a blood or urine sample. Test plate wells are coated with drug. Blood or urine sample is added for analysis, along with antibody against dermorphin. Dermorphin in the sample will compete for the primary antibody, thereby preventing the antibody from binding to the drug attached to the well. After incubation, the sample is removed, the wells are washed and a secondary HRP-conjugated antibody is added. The intensity of the absorbance at 450 nm is directly proportional to the amount of drug in the sample.
Dermorphin is a hepta-peptide first isolated from the skin of South American frogs. The peptide is a natural opiate that binds with high potency and selectivity to mu Opioid receptors. Dermorphin is about 30-40 times more potent than morphine but less likely to produce drug tolerance and addiction.
CAPACITY: 96 determinations or testing of 42 samples in duplicate
STORAGE CONDITIONS: 2-8°C
SHELF LIFE: 6 months when stored under proper conditions