A. Solutions and Reagents

  1. Carbonate Buffer: 15 mM Na2CO3, 35 mM NaHCO3, 0.2 g/L NaN3 (pH 9.6). Use 1 μM synthetic peptide in carbonate buffer.
  2. 10X Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS): To prepare 1 L add 80 g sodium chloride (NaCl), 2 g potassium chloride (KCl), 14.4 g sodium phosphate, dibasic (Na2HPO4) and 2.4 g potassium phosphate, monobasic (KH2PO4) to 1 L dH2O. Adjust pH to 7.4.
  3. Wash Buffer: 1X PBS containing 0.05% Tween® 20 (PBST)
  4. Blocking Buffer: 10 mg/ml bovine serum albumin (BSA) in PBST
  5. Antibody Dilution Buffer: 3% BSA in PBST
  6. DELFIA® Europium-labeled Anti-mouse IgG for mouse primary antibodies or Anti-rabbit IgG (PerkinElmer Life Sciences #AD0124) for rabbit primary antibodies.
  7. DELFIA® Enhancement Solution (PerkinElmer Life Sciences #1244-105)

B. Protocol

  1. Coat the wells of a 96-well microtiter plate with 100 μl of 1 μM synthetic peptide in carbonate buffer by incubating overnight at 4°C or for 2 to 6 hours at 37°C. If the peptide does not bind or absorb, try other buffers in the pH 4–8 range.
  2. Wash plate three times 200 μl/well with wash buffer.
  3. Block plate with 200 μl/well blocking buffer for 1 hour at 37°C. Wash plate three times with wash buffer. (May leave dry plate at 4°C for 1–2 months if desired.)
  4. Prepare appropriate dilution of primary antibody with antibody dilution buffer. Add 100 μl to wells and incubate at 37°C for 1 hour.
  5. Wash three times with wash buffer.
  6. Add 67 ng/well DELFIA Europium-labeled Anti-mouse IgG, diluted in 100 μl/well antibody dilution buffer. Incubate at 37°C for 30 minutes.
  7. Wash five times with wash buffer.
  8. Add 100 μl enhancement solution and incubate at 37°C for 15 minutes. Read plate at 615 nm with an appropriate time-resolved plate reader.

posted June 2005

revised September 2007

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