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Human TIM-3 Quantikine ELISA Kit

Bio-Techne includes R&D Systems | Catalog # DTIM30

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Assay Length

2.5 hours

Sample Type & Volume Required Per Well

Cell Culture Supernates (50 µL), Cell Lysates (50 µL), Serum (10 µL), EDTA Plasma (10 µL), Heparin Plasma (10 µL), Urine (10 µL)


8.75 pg/mL

Assay Range

31.3-2000 pg/mL (Cell Culture Supernates, Cell Lysates, Serum, EDTA Plasma, Heparin Plasma, Urine)

Product Summary for Human TIM-3 Quantikine ELISA Kit

The Quantikine Human TIM-3 Immunoassay is a 2.5 hour solid phase ELISA designed to measure TIM-3 levels in cell culture supernates, cell lysates, serum, plasma, and urine. It contains NS0-expressed recombinant human TIM-3 and antibodies raised against the recombinant protein. Results obtained for naturally occurring human TIM-3 showed linear curves that were parallel to the standard curves obtained using the Quantikine Human TIM-3 Immunoassay standards. These results indicate that this kit can be used to determine relative mass values for natural human TIM-3.

Product Specifications


Quantitative ELISA

Detection Method

Colorimetric - 450nm (TMB)






Natural and recombinant human TIM-3.



No significant interference observed with available related molecules.


Intra-Assay Precision (Precision within an assay) Three samples of known concentration were tested twenty times on one plate to assess intra-assay precision.

Inter-Assay Precision (Precision between assays) Three samples of known concentration were tested in twenty separate assays to assess inter-assay precision. Assays were performed by at least three technicians using two lots of components.

Cell Culture Supernates, Cell Lysates, EDTA Plasma, Heparin Plasma, Serum, Urine

Intra-Assay Precision Inter-Assay Precision
Sample 1 2 3 1 2 3
n 20 20 20 20 20 20
Mean (pg/mL) 182 561 1132 184 549 1103
Standard Deviation 4.05 11.7 29.0 9.69 21.9 42.7
CV% 2.2 2.1 2.6 5.3 4.0 3.9

Recovery for Human TIM-3 Quantikine ELISA Kit

The recovery of human TIM-3 spiked to levels throughout the range of the assay in various matrices was evaluated

Sample Type Average % Recovery Range %
Cell Culture Media (n=4) 103 94-108
Cell Lysis Buffer (n=1) 102 96-107
EDTA Plasma (n=4) 100 93-105
Heparin Plasma (n=4) 97 92-100
Serum (n=4) 102 99-106


To assess the linearity of the assay, samples containing high concentrations of human TIM-3 were diluted with Calibrator Diluent to produce samples with values within the dynamic range of the assay.

Human TIM-3 ELISA Linearity

Scientific Data Images for Human TIM-3 Quantikine ELISA Kit

Human TIM-3 ELISA Standard Curve

Human TIM-3 ELISA Standard Curve

Preparation and Storage


The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.

Stability & Storage

Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.

Background: TIM-3

TIM-3 (T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain-3), also known as HAVCR2 is an immunosuppressive protein that enhances tolerance and inhibits anti-tumor immunity. It is upregulated on several populations of activated myeloid cells (macrophage, monocyte, dendritic cell, microglia, mast cell) and T cells (Th1, CD8+, NK, Treg). TIM-3 ligation by Galectin-9 attenuates CD8+ and Th1 cell responses and promotes the activity of Treg and myeloid derived suppressor cells. Dendritic cell-expressed TIM-3 dampens inflammation by enabling the phagocytosis of apoptotic cells and the cross-presentation of apoptotic cell antigens. TIM-3 also binds the alarmin HMGB1, thereby preventing the activation of TLRs in response to released tumor cell DNA.

Long Name

T Cell Immunoglobulin Mucin-3

Alternate Names


Entrez Gene IDs

84868 (Human); 171285 (Mouse); 363578 (Rat); 479318 (Canine); 102141722 (Cynomolgus Monkey)

Gene Symbol


Additional TIM-3 Products

Product Documents for Human TIM-3 Quantikine ELISA Kit

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Product Specific Notices for Human TIM-3 Quantikine ELISA Kit

For research use only


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