[Histonet] Flame Dako....
I am also experiencing problems with Dako concentrate antibodies. They
have apparently discontinued the EMA antibody I use and I had to wait
over 2 months for the IgA-FITC antibody to be delivered. I see that
there are no problems in Saudi Arabia receiving Dako products but for
some reason Maine is off their radar!
The biggest problem I am having with replacing the Dako products is
finding IVD- or ASR-rated antibdies. I am anticipating CAP telling us we
can't use them (I know they haven't yet, but I suspect they will soon).
Therefore I don't really want to spend a bunch of time working up an RUO
antibody. However, it is not easy to find repalcements with the
appropriate rating. I have 2 Ventana XT's and I try to get as many
antibodies from Ventana or Cell Marque as I can. BioGenex has mostly
IVD-rated concentrates and offer a larger varitey of antibodies. I'm not
completely stuck yet. Out of the 95 antibodies our lab offers, there is
only one that I can only find an RUO for (Inhibin). I am afraid that
with Dako limiting their antibody menu, I am going to run into more
problems as I try to add more antibodies to our lab's request form!
Maybe the manufacturers and vendors will take notice and do something
before CAP does!
Chris Jacobs, HT(ASCP), QIHC
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