Luminex

Using Luminex's flexible xMAP platforming technology, our Clinical  Laboratories offers a variety of assay techniques. With its open  architecture, Luminex provides for quick and accurate analysis.


Up to 500 polysterene microspheres, each containing red and infrared  fluorophore dyes, can be present in a single well. The different  combinations of red and infrared dyes within each microsphere offer a  unique spectral fingerprint that is recognized and classified by the  instrument, allowing for accurate analyte discrimination and analysis.

The 3-D surface chemistry of each microsphere, which could consist of  antibodies, receptors, peptides, or oligonucleotides, allows for  expedited chemical coupling of capture reagents through solution-phase  kinetics.


The benefits of Luminex Technology:

  • High throughput – maximum of 500 analytes can be multiplexed at  once (per sample) in each reaction well of a 96-well PCR plate. (500  tests per sample)
  • Less sample volume needed per reaction due to multiplexing abilities
  • Comparable results to ELISA and Microarrays in much less time and with less labor
  • Extremely versatile, with numerous applications and assay capabilities
  • Can be customized to meet the needs of the consumer through different microsphere-to-probe attachments

Applications of Luminex include:

  • DNA assays
  • Immunoassays
  • Receptor-ligand assays
  • Enzyme assays
  • HLA testing and HLA antibody testing
  • Protein expression profiling
  • Gene expression studies
  • Drug discovery: Pharmacogenomics and proteomics

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