Hemoglobin Colorimetric Assay Kit
Cayman Chemical Item Number 700540
Limit of detection:
3 µM (0.005 g/dl)
Hemoglobin (Hb or Hgb) is a globular protein found primarily in erythrocytes that carries oxygen from the lungs to tissue where it releases oxygen and then returns carbon dioxide (CO2) from the tissue to the lungs. Beyond binding and transporting oxygen, hemoglobin also binds CO2, carbon monoxide (CO), and nitric oxide (NO). Cayman’s Hemoglobin Colorimetric Assay provides a quick, reliable method for determining total hemoglobin concentration in a variety of biological samples, including blood, tissue homogenates, and cell lysates. Unlike the universally accepted reference method of hemoglobin determination, which uses potassium cyanide as a reagent and commonly under-estimates hemoglobin levels, Cayman’s Hemoglobin Assay utilizes an optimized detection reagent which is non-toxic, reporting accurate measurements of total hemoglobin concentrations with an absorbance between 560-590 nm.
in continental US; may vary elsewhere
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Pricing updated 2014-04-23.
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Warning This product is not for human or veterinary use.
You may be eligible to receive a free sample Hemoglobin Colorimetric Assay Kit under the Cayman Challenge program.
Let Cayman analyze your samples for you. See EIA Service for details and availability.
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