Life of immunostained slides?

Ken Frauwirth BioKen frauwirt at bacillus.Berkeley.EDU
Sat Jan 11 16:08:48 EST 1997

In article <5b8if4$un at>,
Jennifer V Robertson <jvrobert at> wrote:
>How long will the flourescence last on slides stained with FITC and 
>TRITC conjugated antibodies? The slides are kept in sealed slide 
>containers in the fridge.

While I am sure that this depends on the preservative/mounting medium used,
I have slides stained with FITC-conjugated antibodies that still have strong
fluorescence after over a year in a standard (not airtight) slide box at room
temp.  Some cover slips were mounted with Flourosave (Calbiochem), others
with Cytoseal 60 (Stephens Scientific, available through Fisher).

Ken Frauwirth (MiSTie #33025)                         _           _
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