|Storage Conditions||When stored at 2-8°C, the CMV kit is stable up to the expiration date printed on the kit label. Do not freeze or expose to elevated temperatures. Discard any remaining reagents after the kit expiration date.
Warnings and Precautions:
* Sodium azide, present in the conjugate, PBS, and mounting fluid, can form potentially explosive metal azides with lead and copper pipes. Upon disposal, flush with large volumes of water to prevent build-up in plumbing.
* Pooling, substitution, or alteration of any reagent may cause erroneous results.
· Do not mix or substitute reagents from different kit lots.
* Do not allow the shell vials or slides to dry at any time during the staining procedure.
* Handle all specimens and materials coming in contact with them as potentially infectious materials. Decontaminate with 0.05% sodium hypochlorite.
* Acetone and methanol are extremely flammable and harmful if swallowed or inhaled. Keep away from heat, sparks or flame. Avoid breathing vapor. Use adequate ventilation.
* Avoid contact with Evans blue (present in the Anti-CMV FITC-labeled monoclonal antibody) as it is a potential carcinogen. If skin contact occurs, flush with large volumes of water.
* Avoid contact with the Mounting Fluid, which contains a fluorescence enhancer that may be destructive to the tissue of mucous membranes. If contact occurs, flush with large volumes of water.
* Performance of the fluorescence microscope is of critical importance in achieving satisfactory test results. Microscope objectives, bulb intensity and wattage, and filters may affect results.
* PBS with Tween 20 and/or sodium azide should not be used in viral isolation procedures.
* Do not mouth pipette reagents.