Kidney Injury Molecule 1 (KIM-1) ELISA Kit

  • Created on the 28 March, 2017.


Human kim-1 ELISA kit can be used for detecting in vitro quantitative levels of kidney injury molecule 1 (KIM1) in human serum, plasma, urine, cell culture supernatant and cell lysates. This assay has a minimum detection limit of < 2.0 pg/ml.


Kidney injury molecule 1 (KIM1) is also called hepatitis A virus cellular receptor 1, it is a transmembrane glycoprotein which is 339 amino acid in length where the N-terminal ectodomain contains the mucin and immunoglobulin-like domains. KIM-1 normally exists in very low levels in normal kidneys, however when upregulated during injury, it is detectable in urine in a number of different human diseases. It has been identified as a potential biomarker for renal injury, acute kidney failure or acute tubular necrosis and it has a great importance in many kidney disorders and diseases.

Several new early biomarkers of acute kidney injury (AKI) have indicated KIM-1 among the most promising ones. KIM-1 has not only been discovered as a sensitive diagnostic marker but also a predictive value for AKI in patients who are undergoing cardiac surgery. Accordingly, it has also been recently used as a nephrotoxicity biomarker during preclinical studies of drug candidates and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to identify KIM-1 as an appropriate biomarker for renal injury in preclinical studies of pharmacologic agents. The following Kim-1 ELISA kit is designed for a variety of different diagnostic applications.


The minimum detection sensitivity level of kidney-injury molecule using current human kim-1 ELISA kit was 2.0 pg/ml. The dynamic range for this assay is 31.2 – 2,000 pg/ml.


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  • Full Name: Kidney Injury Molecule 1 (KIM-1) ELISA Kit
  • Reactivity: Human
  • Sample Type: Serum,Urine, Cell Culture Supernatant, Plasma, Cell Lysates
  • Sensitivity: < 2.0 pg/ml



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