Catalog number / name RUO_002 / Q-NAD Blood NAD+ assay kit
Detection method Colorimetric (OD570-573nm)
Assay type Quantitative
Samples type Whole blood
Species All
Sample volume 120 μL (with K2 EDTA or heparin)
Metabolites measured NAD+
Detection Limit  330 nM for NAD+ in the whole blood
Assay Length < 1h
Size 192 reactions
Number of samples 40 (measured in duplicates at once or two separate times)
Storage Store reagents at -80°C
Intended use For Research Use Only
Shelf Life 6 months

Key Features


  • Highly accurate and sensitive. Quantitation limit is 330 nM for NAD+ in whole blood measured in two 96-well plate assays.
  • Easy to handle. One step metabolite extraction is followed by separate measurement of NAD+ in the extract. Detection time is less than 10 minutes.
  • High throughput. Can be easily adopted into high-throughput 96-well plate assay to analyze hundreds of samples per day.


The principle of the assay is a cyclic enzymatic reaction with a colorimetric end-point detection. First, NAD+ is extracted from a blood sample in a single step. After this NAD+ is stabilized and measured.

Reagents Provided   

Extraction BUFFER A, NAD+ stabilizing reagent, NAD+ standard stock, Assay BUFFER C, Assay color reagent, Enzyme, Stop solution, Positive control

Kit Requires 

Multi-channel pipets. Two clear-bottom 96-well plates suitable for colorimetric assays, heat block with adjustable temperature (up to 80°C), spectrophotometric plate reader

Precautions and Warnings

For in vitro diagnostic use only by trained personnel.
The Stop Solution may cause skin, eye, and respiratory irritation. Avoid breathing in fumes.
Assay color reagent may cause skin irritation. Handle with care, use gloves.
BUFFER A can cause eye irritation. Handle with care, use googles.
Read more in Q-NADMED Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

More details how to prepare samples in sample preparation document.