|Storage Conditions||When stored at 2-8°C, the Respiratory Viral Screen DFA Kit is stable up to the expiration date printed on the kit label. Do not freeze or expose to elevated temperatures. Discard any remaining reagent after the kit expiration date.
Warnings and Precautions:
· Sodium azide (present in the conjugate, monoclonal antibodies, wash buffer, and mounting fluid) can react with lead or copper plumbing to form potentially explosive metal azides. When disposing of these materials, flush with large volumes of water to prevent azide build-up.
· Pooling or diluting conjugates or monoclonal antibodies may cause erroneous results.
· Do not allow slides to dry at any time during the staining procedure.
· Handle all specimens and materials as if potentially infectious. Decontaminate with 0.05% sodium hypochlorite (a 1:100 dilution of household bleach) prior to disposal.
· Do not expose reagents to bright light during storage or incubation.
· Avoid contact with Evans blue (present in the DFA Respiratory Screen) as it is a potential carcinogen. If skin contact occurs, flush with large volumes of water.
· Acetone is extremely flammable and harmful if swallowed or inhaled. Keep away from heat, sparks, or flames. Avoid breathing vapor. Use adequate ventilation.
· Do not mouth pipette reagents.
· Do not substitute reagents from other manufacturers.
· Alteration of protocol provided may cause erroneous results.
· When staining multiple samples on a slide, avoid cross contamination between samples.
· Mounting Fluid contains a fluorescence enhancer that may be destructive to mucous membranes. Avoid direct skin or mucous membrane contact. If contact occurs, flush with large volumes of water.