tom tom_la at
Wed Mar 4 04:46:11 EST 1998

Hi everyone

I have been using IMS-PCR technique for detecting bacterial cells in
seeded faeces.  I am using Dynal M280 and M450 beads coated with
monoclonal antibodies.  However, when I use uncoated beads (ie. no Ab), I
find I am also getting a positive PCR result.  Has anyone else using these
beads come up with similar problems ?  I would be most appreciative of any
suggestions/comments people can give me on this technique.  Thanks in


Tom La, PhD Student

Department of Microbiology
Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Murdoch University
Murdoch, Western Australia, 6150

Tel :  61 08 9360 2247
       61 08 9360 2216
Facsimile :  61 08 93104144
Email :  tom_la at

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