The SOMAscan assay – the most powerful protein biomarker discovery tool available today – includes more than 1,300 different SOMAmer reagents (current version). Access to the SOMAscan assay is on a simple fee-for-service basis, although some applications will require a deeper collaborative relationship.
The assay offers exceptional dynamic range, quantifying proteins that span over 8 logs in abundance (from femtomolar to micromolar) and excellent reproducibility (4.6% median %CV).
If you are interested in learning more about how the SOMAscan assay can accelerate your own biomarker discovery efforts, please contact us.
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Process for submitting and analyzing samples
After a SOMAscan assay service agreement is in place, the project manager assigned to your project will send you a Sample Submission Form. This form is to be completed and submitted along with the samples. Upon arrival at our facility, the samples are checked that they have arrived in good condition with all necessary information. The study is entered into the SOMAscan assay queue at that point. The samples are assayed, the data are normalized as appropriate and all project documentation is reviewed by our Quality Assurance team. The data RE typically delivered within 5 weeks of sample receipt. Historically, our turnaround time is 34 days.
***The list of analytes measured in the previous version of the assay (SOMAscan Assay 1.1k) can be downloaded here.