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ADMA ELISA, High Sensitivity

  • Regulatory status:RUO
  • Type:Competitive ELISA, Immobilized antigen
  • Other names:Asymmetric Dimethylarginine
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Cat. No. Size Price

EA209/96 96 wells (1 kit)
PubMed Product Details
Technical Data

Cat # changed from REA209/96R to EA209/96


Competitive ELISA, Immobilized antigen


Serum, Plasma-EDTA, Plasma-Heparin, Cell culture supernatant

Sample Requirements

20-25 µl/well


At ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store the product at the temperature recommended below.


Store the complete kit at 2–8°C. Under these conditions, the kit is stable until the expiration date (see label on the box).

Calibration Curve

Calibration Range

0,1-5 µmol/l

Limit of Detection

0.01 µmol/l

Intra-assay (Within-Run)

8,3 %

Spiking Recovery

92-104 %

Dilution Linearity

94-110 %


Research topic

Blood pressure regulation and NO metabolism, Cardiovascular disease


The vascular endothelium plays a central role in the regulation of vascular structure and function, mainly due to the formation of endothelium-derived nitric oxide (NO). NO is formed by the enzyme NO synthetase (NOS) from the amino acid precursor L-arginine. NOS activity can be downregulated by ADMA, an endogenous inhibitor of NOS. Elevated ADMA levels in plasma have been found in clinical studies including patients with hypercholeste­rolemia, hypertension, chronic heart failure, chronic renal failure and other internal disorders. ADMA may have diagnostic relevance as a novel cardiovascular risk marker.

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