Hi FLOWers,

Simon Monard smonard at trudeauinstitute.org
Mon Mar 12 16:18:21 EST 2001


People always used to incubate on ice for 30-60 minutes to try to prevent capping, also
to create a convenient time to have lunch or extended coffee and smoking breaks. Nowdays
you can add a tad of Sodium azide to prevent capping.


Simon Monard
FACS Lab Manager
Trudeau Institute
Saranac Lake

Ph 518 891 3080 X352

>>> "Heather Medbury" <Heather_Medbury at wsahs.nsw.gov.au> - 3/11/2001 5:50 PM >>>

Hi FLOWers,

About 5 years ago when I was analysing lymphocytes, we used to have the cell preparations
at 4 C for labelling with the antibody.
The work I do now on whole blood, the cells are labelled at room temperature.

Why do people label at 4 C when it works perfectly well at room temp?


Heather Medbury (PhD)
Department of Surgery
Westmead Hospital
Westmead 2145
61-2 9845 7677
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