Histone Ab ELISA Kit


Human histone antibody ELISA kit is a method for measuring in-vitro quantitative amounts of IgG autoantibodies against histone antibody (anti-histone, histone Ab, anti-histone IgG) in human serum or plasma. This assay has a minimum analytical sensitivity limit of 1.0 U/ml.


Histones auto-antibodies are highly conserved in many species and are the major basic protein that is found in chromatin. There are essentially 5 different classes of histone (H1, H2, H2b, H3 and H4), ranging in molecular weight from 11-23 kD and all containing the arginine and lysine basic amino acids. Histone auto-antibodies are a type of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) which are known to be associated to many different autoimmune diseases such as lupus.

The presence or even an absence of a particular antinuclear antibodies can be a useful aid in determining a specific disorder. There is evidence that drugs can be used to stimulate the production of histone antibodies but there is also a possibility that this can lead to a type of lupus (drug-induced lupus erythematosus). Many drugs have been associated with drug-induced lupus in some people such as hydralazine, penicillamine, isoniazid, quinidine, procainamide and minocycline. However, majority of anti-histone antibodies in drug induced lupus erythematosus are of temporary character and tend to disappear within a few months after treatment.


All reagents supplied need to be stored at 2 °C – 8 °C, unopened reagents will retain reactivity until expiration date. Do not use reagents beyond this date.

  • Divisible Microplate: Consisting of 12 modules of 8 wells, highly purified total histones are bound to microwells.
  • Calibrator A-F: Concentration 0-200 U/ml, made up from human histone antibody.
  • Control Positive and Control Negative: Containing anti-histone antibody in a serum/buffer matrix.
  • Sample Buffer P (5x).
  • Enzyme Conjugate: Contains anti-human IgG antibodies, HRP labelled.
  • Substrate: Tetramethylbenzidin (TMB).
  • Stop Solution: Contains acid.
  • Wash Buffer (50x).
  • Instruction for Use.
  • Certificate of Analysis.


The minimum detection sensitivity level of histone IgG auto-antibodies (histone Ab, anti-histone IgG, anti-histone) using current histone antibody ELISA kit was 1.0 U/ml. The dynamic range for this assay is 12.5 – 200.0 U/ml.


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  • Full Name: Histone Ab ELISA Kit
  • Reactivity: Human
  • Sample Type: Serum, Plasma
  • Sensitivity: 1.0 U/ml



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