Izon recommends using an electrolyte with a molarity >0.01 M. Typically, an electrolyte with a salt concentration of ~0.1 M (e.g. PBS) is used. Alternative electrolytes such as TRIS, KCl and HEPES are also routinely used for TRPS measurements. Operating with an electrolyte <0.01 M will result in a very small current and associated blockade magnitudes and potentially, particles will go undetected.
For human plasma and cell culture media, Izon regularly uses a PBS based electrolyte with a salt concentration of 0.137 M. For NP1000s and above, this electrolyte is typically diluted to 1/10th strength as the particles are large enough that the reduction in signal to noise from the lower ionic strength is mitigated. While an electrolyte with a salt concentration of 0.137 M is suitable for the measurement of particles <100 nm, if your particles of interest have a small blockade size of <0.1 nA at the minimum stretch of an NP80 nanopore, then using 2x PBS or equivalent can improve the signal to noise ratio of your blockades.
Surfactants can improve wetting of the nanopore and reduce particle aggregation. If the Izon reagent kit is being used to prepare your PBS electrolyte, 600 µL of the Izon wetting solution concentrate is added as the surfactant to improve the performance of the electrolyte.