Human serum albumin is the most abundant protein in human blood plasma, constituting about half of all plasma protein. Albumin is typically found at a concentration of 5 g/dL in the blood and is responsible for buffering pH, maintaining osmotic pressure, and transporting hormones, fatty acids and other compounds.
Our BCG Albumin Assay utilizes a proprietary bromocresol green (BCG) formulation for the detection of albumin in biological samples. BCG forms a color complex after 5 minutes when bound to albumin and is detected colorimetrically between 570-670nm. The amount of albumin in samples is determined based on a provided albumin standard curve.