Published in AIDS Weekly, September 22nd, 1997
Optimal conditions include storage at 4(degree) C before freezing and long-term storage at -70(degree) C, said Max Arens, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, and colleagues ("Stabilities of Free and Complexed Human Immunodeficiency Virus p24 Antigens during Short- and Long-Term Storage," Journal of Clinical Microbiology, September 1997;35:2413-2416).
Arens et al. found that in using the standard p24 assay, a 25 to 27 percent decrease in free p24 antigen in serum occurred after storage at 4(degree) C over 14 days, however; there was no loss...
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