Phagocytosis Assays

Phagocytosis can be assayed in vitro by measuring the engulfment of a substrate by phagocytic cells. Various substrates may be used including red blood cells, E. coli, and Zymosan (yeast) particles.

Each of our CytoSelect™ Phagocytosis Assays quantifies the engulfment of one of these substrates by macrophages or other phagocytes. Quantitation is done in a 96-well plate on a standard colorimetric ELISA reader.