CellTiter-Glo Assay

A. Reagent Preparation


1. Thaw the CellTiter-Glo® Buer, and equilibrate to room temperature prior to use. For convenience the CellTiter-Glo® Buer may be thawed and stored at room temperature for up to 48 hours prior to use.


2. Equilibrate the lyophilized CellTiter-Glo® Substrate to room temperature prior to use.


3. Transfer the appropriate volume (10ml for Cat.# G7570 and G7571, or 100ml for Cat.# G7572 and G7573) of CellTiter-Glo® Bu er into the amber bottle containing CellTiter-Glo® Substrate to reconstitute the lyophilized enzyme/substrate mixture. This forms the CellTiter-Glo® Reagent.


4. Mix by gently vortexing, swirling or inverting the contents to obtain a homogeneous solution. The CellTiter-Glo® Substrate should go into solution easily in less than 1 minute.


B. Protocol for the Cell Viability Assay


1. Prepare opaque-walled multiwell plates with mammalian cells in culture medium, 200µl per well for 96-well plates or 50µl per well for 384-well plates.  Multiwell plates must be compatible with the luminometer used.


2. Equilibrate the plate and its contents at room temperature for approximately 30 minutes.


3. Add a volume of CellTiter-Glo® Reagent equal to half the volume of cell culture medium present in each well (e.g., add 25µl of reagent to 50µl of medium containing cells for a 384-well plate).


4. Mix contents for 2 minutes on an orbital shaker to induce cell lysis.


5. Allow the plate to incubate at room temperature for 10 minutes to stabilize luminescent signal.


 Note: Uneven luminescent signal within standard plates can be caused by temperature gradients, uneven seeding of cells or edge eect in multiwell plates.


6. Record luminescence with a plate reader.

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