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Sterilizing Primary Antibody

Q: I purchased your secondary conjugate, Mab-ZAP (Cat. #IT-04). I am preparing to do a cytotoxicity assay and I’m wondering if my primary antibody should be sterilized prior to combining with Mab-ZAP?

A: Depending on the conditions of your lab in which you are using your antibody, it is possible that within a 72-hour period, you may see bacterial growth in your plates if the antibody was accidentally exposed to bacteria. It is recommended that, if you feel comfortable with the antibody, you can just go ahead and try it without sterilizing it, and if you do see bacterial growth, you can certainly filter sterilize the material through a 0.2 micron filter before using.

Related: Mab-ZAP (Cat. #IT-04)

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