Accession Number:

ADA129414

Title:

Retention of Fluorescent Antigenicity of Virus-Infected Cells on Spotslides under Various Conditions of Storage

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FORT DETRICK MD

Report Date:

1982-08-19

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Ten well, epoxy-coated spotslides containing arbo- and arenavirus-infected cells were tested as determined by fluorescent methods for the retention of antigenicity after storage in a nitrogen atmosphere at various temperatures and times. In most cases antigen stability was maintained at -70 or -20 deg C for periods exceeding 1-3 years. Antigen deterioration was greatest at ambient temperature, and less so at 4 deg C.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE