Which microplates are best suited for fluorescence, luminescence and absorbance assays?

Posted Apr 04, 2019

Answer

White microplates are best suited for all luminescence and BRET applications as their material and surface maximizes luminescence signals.

For all fluorescence applications black microplates are recommended as their material minimizes light scattering.

The tissue culture treated microplates are individually wrapped and the plate of choice for all cell based assays.

Please see the table for reference:

 

White Solid

Black Solid

Black, clear bottom

Luminescence

xx

   

Fluorescence

 

xx

x

Absorbance

   

xx

BRET

xx

   

FRET

 

xx

x

AlphaScreen®

xx

   

Fluorescence Polarizaiton (FP)

 

xx

 

HTRF®

xx

x

 
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