Glycogen Assay Kit (Colorimetric/Fluorometric) (BA0065)

Product Type:
Detection Method:
Detection Method:
Microplate Reader
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Research Area:
Glycolysis & Carbohydrates
Diabetes & Obesity
Food Safety & Analysis
Clinical Chemistry
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Glycogen Assay Kit - Information

Assay Genie's glycogen assay uses a single Working Reagent that combines the enzymatic break down of glycogen and the detection of glucose in one step. The color intensity of the reaction product at 570nm or fluorescence intensity at Ex/Em = 530/585 nm is directly proportional to the glycogen concentration in the sample. This simple convenient assay is carried out at room temperature and takes only 30 min.


For quantitative determination of glycogen and evaluation of drug effects on glycogen metabolism.

Glycogen Assay Kit - Key Features

  • Use as little as 10 samples. Linear detection range: 2 to 200 ug/mL glycogen for colorimetric assays and 0.2 to 20 ug/mL for fluorimetric assays.

Glycogen Assay Kit - Data Sheet

Kit IncludesAssay Buffer: 12 mL Dye Reagent: 120 uL Enzyme A: Dried Standard: 50 uL 50 mg/mL Enzyme B: 120 uL
Kit RequiresPipetting devices, centrifuge tubes, clear flat-bottom uncoated 96-well plates, optical density plate reader; black flat-bottom uncoated 96-well plates, fluorescence plate reader
Method of DetectionOD570nm, or FL530/585nm
Detection LimitOD, FL: 2, 0.2 ug/mL
Protocol Length30 min
Size100 tests
StorageStore all components at -20°C upon receiving.
Shelf Life6 months

More Details

GLYCOGEN is a branched polysaccharide of glucose units linked by alpha-1,4 glycosidic bonds and alpha-1,6 glycosidic bonds. It is stored primarily in the liver and muscle, and forms an energy reserve that can be quickly mobilized to meet a sudden need for glucose. The most common glycogen metabolism disorder is found in diabetes, in which, due to abnormal amounts of insulin, liver glycogen can be abnormally accumulated or depleted. Genetic glycogen storage diseases have been associated with various inborn errors of metabolism caused by deficiencies of enzymes necessary for glycogen synthesis or breakdown. Simple, direct and automation-ready procedures for measuring glycogen concentrations find wide applications in research and drug discovery.