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My NAD(H) assays have all given me poor results for an extended period of time. What am I doing wrong?

Posted February 19, 2020


If all of these assays are giving unlooked-for results, there is likely an issue with the materials or the instrument rather than any one procedure.

We recommend investigating these common causes:


  • Reagents may not have been stored correctly. Check to ensure that accidental refreezing did not occur.
  • Cell medium may be contaminated or unsuitable for sample. Stable, healthy cells will give more useful data. Use a different media and run assay again.
  • The chosen modality might not be suitable for the experiment. Perform an assay using a different format (colorimetric or fluorimetric) to see if results reflect expectations.
Additional resources


Amplite™ NAD/NADH Assay Kits