Absorbance Plate Reader

The BioTek ELx800 absorbance filter based plate reader can read BCA protein assays and some ELISA assays.


  • 6, 12, 24, 48, 96 well plates
  • 562 nm (BCA protein assay), 450 nm (acidified TMB), 660 nm (ABTS, TMB), 600 nm
  • end point, kinetic assays or scans of individual wells

A computer controls the instrument and acquires data, which is easily exported to Microsoft Excel format.

The instrument is in Pinn Hall room 1074 and connected to the same computer used for the Molecular Devices fluorescent plate reader.