What is an ELISA reader used for?

An ELISA reader is a specialized spectrophotometer used to read the results of this technique, which is used to determine the presence of specific antibodies or antigens present in a sample. These laboratory equipment allows analyzing 96 wells or more with samples, so their use is very favorable to the laboratories, reducing reagents and samples used which leads to better performance.

ELISA is a technique based on the detection of an antigen immobilized on a solid phase, by means of antibodies that, directly or indirectly, produce a reaction whose product can be read by the spectrophotometer. This technique is used for the detection of diseases such as HIV, dengue, yellow fever, Chagas disease, among others in the field of immunology and serology, as well as the detention of hormones and tumor markers.

What equipment is required to perform ELISA tests?

In order to carry out the ELISA technique, at least the following equipment is required:

  • An ELISA reader.
  • An ELISA washing machine.
  • A liquid dispensing system.
  • A specialized incubator for plates.

Maintaining an ELISA Reader

For an ELISA reader to function properly, you need to consider the following points:

  • A clean, dust-free environment.
  • A stable desk. It is recommended that it be away from vibration-generating equipment (centrifuges, agitators), that has an adequate size that allows locating, next to the ELISA analyser, the complementary equipment required to perform the mentioned technique: washing machines, incubator, dispenser and computer with peripherals.
  • A source of electricity according to the standards and standards implemented in the country. In American countries, 110 V voltages and 60 Hz frequencies are generally used.

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