Cytokine, Chemokine, & Growth Factor ELISA Kits

Measure cytokines and extracellular proteins

Our extensive portfolio of over 700 cytokine and extracellular Invitrogen ELISA kits covers a broad range of targets in several species and various sample types.

Cytokines, chemokines and growth factors are proteins that orchestrate cell growth, cell proliferation and differentiation / maturation. While there are a great number and variety of these proteins, each is capable of promoting its own set of biological effects, from specific to broadly overlapping activities.

Select ELISA kits from among all target-specific ELISA kits using the following selection guide.


Cytokines are secreted proteins that play a role in both the induction and effector phases of all immune and inflammatory responses, including cell proliferation, intercellular communication, and cell death. Chemokines are small cytokines which attract and recruit other cells into a localized area to exert their biologic effects. Growth factors include both cytokines and protein hormones, which stimulate proliferation as well as differentiation and maturation of responsive cells.

Features of Invitrogen cytokine ELISA kits

  • Broad menu of over 700 targets
  • Optimized for sensitive, accurate, and consistent performance
  • Thorough instructions to complete protocol in 2.5 to 4 hours (varies by kit)
  • Validated for typical sample types (e.g., serum, plasma, supernatant, lysates)
  • Available as ready-to-use Coated ELISA kits and coat-it-yourself Uncoated ELISA kits

Quantitative measurement of cytokines in biological samples

Cytokines have been implicated not only in immunological conditions and inflammatory response, but also in disease states such as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. The accurate quantitation of cytokines in biological samples such as plasma, serum, and tissue culture samples enables researchers to fully understand the mechanisms behind disease in physiological conditions.

Invitrogen ELISA kits are developed to meet industry-standard specifications including standard calibration, precision, sensitivity, specificity, recovery, lot-to-lot consistency, and parallelism. Each protein is researched to target physiologically relevant sensitivity and tested in well-established models when available. These kits are manufactured in an ISO facility with stringent quality control to help ensure excellent quality and reproducibility.

Select cytokine, chemokine, and growth factor ELISA kits from among all target-specific ELISA kits using the following selection guide.


Cytokine ELISA kit demo videos


Additional information

Learn more about cytokine and related cell signaling pathways and search for specific antibodies.

Cytokine, Chemokine, Growth Factor Pathways