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Mouse IL-3 Quantikine ELISA Kit

Catalog # M3000 | R&D Systems, Inc. a Bio-Techne Brand
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Assay Length

4.5 hours

Sample Type & Volume Required Per Well

Cell Culture Supernates (50 µL), Serum (50 µL)


2.5 pg/mL

Assay Range

7.8-500 pg/mL (Cell Culture Supernates, Serum)

Product Summary for Mouse IL-3 Quantikine ELISA Kit

The Quantikine Mouse IL-3 Immunoassay is a 4.5 hour solid phase ELISA designed to measure mouse IL-3 in cell culture supernates and mouse serum. It contains E. coli-expressed recombinant mouse IL-3 and antibodies raised against recombinant mouse IL-3. This Immunoassay has been shown to accurately quantitate the recombinant factor. Results obtained using natural mouse IL-3 showed dose curves that were parallel to the standard curves obtained using the Quantikine kit standards. These results indicate that this kit can be used to determine relative mass values for naturally occurring mouse IL-3.

Product Specifications

Assay Type

Solid Phase Sandwich ELISA


96-well strip plate


Quantitative ELISA

Detection Method

Colorimetric - 450nm (TMB)






Natural and recombinant mouse IL-3


< 0.5% cross-reactivity observed with available related molecules. < 50% cross-species reactivity observed with species tested.


No significant interference observed with available related molecules.


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

Inter-Assay Precision (Precision between assays) Three samples of known concentration were tested in separate assays to assess inter-assay precision.

Cell Culture Supernates, Serum

Intra-Assay Precision Inter-Assay Precision
Sample 1 2 3 1 2 3
n 20 20 20 20 20 20
Mean (pg/mL) 33 119 396 32 120 400
Standard Deviation 1.7 8.3 22 2.5 5.5 18
CV% 5.2 7.0 5.6 7.8 4.6 4.5

Recovery for Mouse IL-3 Quantikine ELISA Kit

The recovery of mouse IL-3 spiked to three levels throughout the range of the assay in various matrices was evaluated.

Sample Type Average % Recovery Range %
Cell Culture Supernates (n=5) 104 91-114
Serum (n=5) 96 90-106


To assess the linearity of the assay, five or more samples containing and/or spiked with various concentrations of mouse IL-3 in each matrix were diluted with Calibrator Diluent and then assayed.

Mouse IL-3 ELISA Linearity

Scientific Data Images for Mouse IL-3 Quantikine ELISA Kit

Mouse IL-3 ELISA Standard Curve

Mouse IL-3 ELISA Standard Curve

Preparation and Storage


The product is shipped with polar packs. 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: IL-3

Interleukin-3 (IL-3) is a secreted cytokine that stimulates the proliferation and differentiation of pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells and various lineage-committed progenitors. It also regulates the activation of mature mast cells, basophils, eosinophils, and macrophages. It is produced by activated T cells, thymic epithelial cells, activated mast cells, keratinocytes, neurons, and astrocytes. IL-3 signals through a receptor complex that contains IL-3 R alpha/CD123 and the common beta chain which is also a component of the receptors for IL-5 and GM-CSF. Receptors for IL-3 are present on bone marrow progenitors, macrophages, mast cells, eosinophils, megakaryocytes, basophils, and various myeloid leukemic cells. Human IL-3 does not show activity on mouse cells.

Long Name

Interleukin 3

Alternate Names


Entrez Gene IDs

3562 (Human); 16187 (Mouse); 24495 (Rat)

Gene Symbol


Additional IL-3 Products

Product Documents for Mouse IL-3 Quantikine ELISA Kit

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Product Specific Notices for Mouse IL-3 Quantikine ELISA Kit

For research use only

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