Citrate Colorimetric/Fluorometric Assay Kit (BN00879)

(No reviews yet) Write a Review
  • Citrate Colorimetric/Fluorometric Assay Kit (BN00879)
  • Citrate Colorimetric/Fluorometric Assay Kit (BN00879)


ELISA Kit Technical ManualMSDS

Citrate Colorimetric/Fluorometric Assay Kit

Citric acid (HOOC-CHC(-OH)(-COOH)-CHCOOH) is a key intermediate in the TCA cycle which occurs in mitochondria. It is formed by the addition of oxaloacetate to the acetyl group of acetyl-CoA derived from the glycolytic pathway. Citrate can be transported out of mitochondria and converted back to acetyl CoA for fatty acid synthesis. Citrate is an allosteric modulator of both fatty acid synthesis (acetyl-CoA carboxylase) and glycolysis (phospho- fructokinase). Citrate is widely used industrially in foods, beverages and pharmaceuticals. Citrate metabolism and disposition can vary widely due to sex, age and a variety of other factors. Assay Genie's Citrate Assay Kit provides a simple, sensitive and rapid means of quantifying citrate in a variety of samples. In the assay, citrate is converted to pyruvate via oxaloacetate. The pyruvate is quantified by converting a nearly colorless probe to an intensely colored (570 nm) and fluorescent (Ex/Em, 535/587 nm) product. The Citrate Assay Kit can detect 0.1 to 10 nmoles (~2 µM-10 mM) of citrate in a variety of samples.

Figure 1: Citrate standard curve generated using this kit protocol

Key Information Description

Product SKU



100 assays

Detection Methods

Absorbance (570 nm) or Fluorescence (Ex/Em 535/587 nm)

Species Reactivity



The Citrate Assay Kit can detect 0.1 to 10 nmoles (~2 µM-10 mM) of citrate in a variety of samples.

Features and Benefits

  • Simple procedure; takes ~ 40 minutes
  • Fast and convenient
  • Kit contains all necessary reagents for accurate measurement of citrate levels

Kit Components

  • Citrate Assay Buffer
  • Citrate Probe
  • DMSO
  • Citrate Enzyme Mix
  • Citrate Developer
  • Citrate Standard (10 µmol)

Storage Conditions


Shipping Conditions

Gel Pack


For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.

View AllClose

Additional Information

Product type:
View AllClose

0 Reviews

View AllClose