Glucagon-HS 96 well microplate
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Yanaihara Glucagon-HS ELISA (96 wells), High Sensitivity (human/mouse/rat)

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The Glucagon-HS ELISA, developed and manufactured in Japan by Yanaihara Institute Inc., is used for quantitative determination of glucagon in plasma, serum and culture medium supernatant. The kit is characterized by its ultrasensitive quantification and high specificity. In addition, it has no influence by other components in samples. Glucagon standard is highly purified synthetic product. The kit is validated for human, mouse, and rat samples.

Glucagon is a 29-amino acid polypeptide hormone, synthesized and secreted from alpha cells of the islets of Langerhans. Glucagon generally elevates the concentration of glucose in the blood by promoting gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis, and it has the opposite effect of insulin. The secretion of glucagon and insulin into the blood in response to the blood glucose concentration is the primary mechanism responsible for keeping the glucose levels.

Principle of Method

This ELISA kit for determination of glucagon is based on a sandwich enzyme immunoassay with two monoclonal antibodies. Standards or samples, and HRP labeled antibodies are added to the wells of plate coated with antibodies against glucagon. During the incubation antibody – antigen – labeled antibody complex is formed on the surface of the wells. After the incubation and rinsing out excess labeled antibody, HRP enzyme activity is finally determined by 3,3’,5,5’-Tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) and the concentration of glucagon is calculated.


Method One-step sandwich ELISA
Sample Type
Plasma (EDTA-2Na), serum, cell culture medium supernatant
Sample Volume
10 μL
Assay Time 20 - 24 hours + 0.5 hour
Assay Range 2.2 - 143.6 pmol/L (7.8 - 500 pg/mL)
Sensitivity 0.3 pmol/L (1.08 pg/mL)
Antibodies Monoclonal
Reactivity Human, mouse, rat
Storage 2-8ºC
Manufacturer Yanaihara Institute
Country of Origin Japan

Standard Curve

Typical standard curve with Glucagon-HS ELISA


This ELISA kit has high specificity to glucagon, and shows no significant cross reactivity to Glicentin, 3 Oxyntomodulin, GLP-1 and GLP-2.

Precision & Reproducibility

Test sample Intra-assay CV (%) Inter-assay CV (%)
Serum (Human, Rat, Mouse)  1.8~ 3.5  3.5~ 9.1
Plasma (Human, Rat, Mouse) 2.1~4.6 3.4~7.1

Stability and Storage

Store all of the components at 2-8ºC. The kit is stable under the condition for 21 months from the date of manufacturing. The expiry date is stated on the label of kit



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  • Glucagon related peptides (1993): (Okuno, G., Ohneta, A. and Shima, K.ed.) pp.52-65.Ishiyaku, Tokyo

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