Inactivating FCS

Joy Mundy joy.mundy at
Mon Feb 16 20:02:09 EST 2004


We use commercial Foetal calf serum as a diluent for cell samples. We
generally inactivate at 56C to avoid any problems with complement, but our
water bath has recently broken down. Does anybody think inactivation is
essential or can we save a few bucks and not bother to buy another?

Joy Mundy
Division of Human Immunology
PO Box 14
Rundle Mall PO
Adelaide 5000

joy.mundy at

Phone (08) 8222-3476
Fax   (08) 8232-4092

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