Mercodia Apo(a) ELISA, manufactured by Mercodia AB of Uppsala, Sweden, is a solid-phase, two-site enzyme immunoassay kit for the measurement of human apolipoprotein(a) in serum. Apolipoprotein(a) is a glycoprotein linked to apolipoprotein B in the lipoprotein(a) particle. Apolipoprotein(a) is formed by three different domains. The kringle 4 domain is present in multiple copies that vary by genetic code, resulting in multiple sizes of the lipoprotein(a) particle. The company's new monoclonal antibody method is capable of detecting all isoforms of the lipoprotein(a) particle and reportedly shows no cross-reactivity to either plasminogen or apolipoprotein B. Lipemic, turbid, and previously frozen samples can be measured by the kit. Each kit contains reagents for 96 wells, sufficient for 41 samples, two controls, and one standard curve in duplicate.

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