STOP Solution is a proprietary solution used to terminate the peroxidase/TMB reaction for ELISA applications. The TMB substrate reacts with immobilized horseradish peroxidase (HRP) conjugated secondary antibodies to produce a blue solution. Color intensity is an indication of analyte level. After attaining the desired intensity, the reaction is terminated by addition of STOP Solution. Upon addition of STOP Solution the color turns from blue to yellow. Absorbance at 450 nm can be read immediately, and the reaction is stable for one hour.
TMB Substrate used is ready to use for ELISA detection. Reaction between the substrate and immobilized horseradish peroxidase (HRP) conjugated secondary antibodies in the ELISA wells produces a blue colored solution. Color intensity and development time will vary depending on assay sensitivity and conditions. After reaching the desired color intensity, the reaction is terminated by addition of an acidic STOP solution which changes the solution color from blue to yellow. While the results will remain stable for one hour following termination, the plate should be analyzed promptly on a microwell reader at 450 nm. TMB is light sensitive and is therefore packaged in amber bottles to protect the solution from direct sunlight. Recommended storage temperature is 4ºC.