RE: Use of outdated antibodies

From:"Sebree Linda A."

Hi Sherry,

Are you aware that CAP restrictions do not allow the use of expired
reagents, including antibodies?  Or are you gathering supporting evidence to
confront them with an argument that under strict QA conditions it is
perfectly acceptable to use expired antibodies?

More power to you; it would really make our lives easier if they would relax
this restriction!

Linda A. Sebree, HT(ASCP)
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
IHC/ISH Laboratory
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792-2472
FAX: (608)262-7174

-----Original Message-----
From: Smith, Sherry A. (Histology) []
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 7:43 AM
To: ''
Subject: Use of outdated antibodies

Dear Histotechs.,

Are there any known articles about the use of outdated antibodies??  I
remember reading one article but can't seem to locate it now.  Any info.
would be greatly appreciated.

Sherry Smith
Presbyterian Hospital 

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