storing antibodies

Steven Pirie-Shepherd srps at
Mon Mar 24 08:56:42 EST 1997

John McGraw (john at wrote:
: What is the best way to store antibodies for extended periods of time? 
: Should they be stored at -80 C or at -20 C.  I have heard it is better to
: store them in glycerol (1:1) to perserve them for a longer period of time.

1. Purified monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies-store 1:1 in glycerol at

2. Polyclonal antiosera , -20C is fine (the albumin provides protection).

3. Conjugated Abs (eg HRP or AP..tricky, if you made them , store them
1:1 in glycerol, if you bought them, follow manufacturers instructions.

This always worked for me.

Steven Pirie-Shepherd	srps at
919.684.8986		919.684.8689 FAX
-=pithy phrase=-

More information about the Bioforum mailing list