MDA (Malondialdehyde Assays and Reagents

MDA Assays

Malondialdehyde (MDA) is one of the most prevalent byproducts of lipid peroxidation during oxidative stress. We offer MDA assays in two formats:

  • A microplate-based version of the traditional TBARS Assay
  • An ELISA for quantitation of MDA protein adducts in a variety of sample types.

Important Note: MDA adducts are not stable long term. For best results test all samples immediately upon collection, or freeze them at -80ºC for up to one month. MDA may be degraded in samples that have been frozen for longer periods; in such cases more reliable results may be obtained from more stable markers of oxidative stress such as protein carbonyl, 8-OHdG or 4-HNE.