RE: [Histonet] Corynebacterium and anthrax bacillus antibodies on FFPE tissue

From:"Owen, Michael P"

Dear Hermina,

The CDC Laboratory Response Network (LRN) provides direct fluorescent
antibodies (DFA) for detecting Bacillus anthracis to its member
laboratories. The antibodies are restricted to the member facilities of the
LRN for security reasons.

The article below discusses a DFA method for detecting Bacillus anthracis.

De BK, Bragg SL, Sanden GN, Wilson KE, Diem LA, Marston CK, et al. A
two-component direct fluorescent-antibody assay for rapid identification of
Bacillus anthracis. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 2002 Oct [date
cited];8. Available from: URL:

Is this information relevent to your question or are you asking about
something very different?



Michael P. Owen, Regulatory Microbiologist
U.S. FDA Pacific Regional Lab Northwest
22201 23rd Drive SE  Bothell, WA 98021-4421
Phone: 425-483-4865     E-Mail:

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