Why is it necessary to inactivate serum ?

Mark R. Miglarese miglaresemr at pfizer.com
Thu Jul 11 07:37:55 EST 1996

Heat treatment inactivates complement.  If I remember correctly, there 
are two pathways of complement-mediated lysis, but the bottom line is 
that if you don't inactivate the complement in the serum, your cells 
will likely be lysed.

Mark Miglarese

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