Ab for spirochetes -Reply

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From:Richard Cartun <Rcartun@harthosp.org>
To:lpwenk@mail.netquest.com, histonet@pathology.swmed.edu
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I do IHC for spirochetes in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue using the following antibodies:

Borrelia burgdorferi - rabbit pAb/Cat. #0301
ViroStat, Inc.
(207) 883-1491

Treponema pallidum - rabbit pAb/Cat. #8207
SciMedx Corp.
(800) 221-5598

I have used these antibodies for years with good results, but please remember that IHC for spirochetes/bacteria is not always easy to interpret.  You don't always see the normal morphology of the organism due to the heavy deposition of chromogenic product at the antigenic site(s).

R. Cartun

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