ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) is a widely used tool for detecting the presence of biological agents and even specific molecular markers on cells. It can be used to diagnose diseases, determine if food has been genetically modified, and to detect bioweapons attacks. In this module, students will use the Biotechnology Explorer™ ELISA Immuno Explorer™ Kit Instruction Manual Catalog #166-2400EDU to determine which samples contain an antibody.

  • Suitable for General Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Biotechnology, Medical Technology, and Microbiology courses.
  • This kit also contains alternate protocols for antigen detection and modeling a disease outbreak.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will use ELISA to identify samples containing an antibody.
  • Students will explain how antibody tests are used to diagnose diseases.