EnzyChrom™ Glucose Assay Kit
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For quantitative determination of glucose and evaluation of drug effects on glucose metabolism.

Key Features
Sensitive and accurate. Use as little as 20 μL samples. Linear detection range in 96-well plate: 5 to 300 μM (90 μg/dL to 5.4 mg/dL) glucose for colorimetric assays and 1 to 30 μM for fluorimetric assays.

Simple and high-throughput. The procedure involves addition of a single working reagent and incubation for 30 min at room temperature.

OD570nm, or FL530/585nm

Serum, plasma, urine, saliva, milk, culture medium, food, agriculture etc


40 min

100 tests

Detection Limit
5 μM

Shelf Life
6 months

More Details
Glucose (C6H12O6) is a key diagnostic parameter for many metabolic disorders. Increased glucose levels have been associated with diabetes mellitus, hyperactivity of thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands. Decreased levels are found in insulin secreting tumors, myxedema, hypopituitarism and hypoadrenalism. Simple, direct and high-throughput assays for measuring glucose concentrations find wide applications in research and drug discovery. BioAssay Systems’ glucose assay kit uses a single Working Reagent that combines the glucose oxidase reaction and color reaction in one step. The color intensity of the reaction product at 570nm or fluorescence intensity at λex/em = 530/585nm is directly proportional to glucose concentration in the sample.

1. How specific is this assay?

Glucose oxidase is fairly specific for D-glucose and does not react with fructose, galactose, or xylose. It does react with the following sugars: 2-deoxy-D-glucose (11% relative activity compared to D-glucose), 4-o-methyl-D-glucose (7%) and mannose (3%).

2. Can this kit be used to measure glucose concentrations in cells?

Glucose is converted into glucose-6-phosphate within the cell, which may not react with our assay. We have not tested it, but if the concentration of free glucose in the cell is within the detection range (1 to 30 μM for fluorimetric assays) of the assay it could still work.

For more detailed product information and questions, please feel free to Contact Us. Or for more general information regarding our assays, please refer to our General Questions
1. Wolfgang MJ et al (2006). The brain-specific carnitine palmitoyltransferase-1c regulates energy homeostasis. PNAS 103(19):7282-7. Assay: Glucose in Mouse Plasma (Pubmed).

2. Wolfgang MJ et al (2007). Regulation of hypothalamic malonyl-CoA by central glucose and leptin. PNAS 104(49):19285-90. Assay: Glucose in Mouse blood (Pubmed).

3. Cha SH et al (2008). Differential effects of central fructose and glucose on hypothalamic malonyl-CoA and food intake. PNAS 105(44):16871-5. Assay: Glucose in Mouse blood (Pubmed).

4. Dhar A et al (2010). Alagebrium attenuates acute methylglyoxal-induced glucose intolerance in Sprague-Dawley rats. Br J Pharmacol.159(1):166-75. Assay: Glucose in Human plasma (Pubmed).

5. Drew BG et al (2011). Reconstituted high-density lipoprotein infusion modulates fatty acid metabolism in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Lipid Res. 52(3):572-81. Assay: Glucose in Human plasma (Pubmed).

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EnzyChrom™ Glucose Assay Kit
Catalog No: EBGL-100
Price: $269    Qty:
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