Description: Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) is an intermediate filament protein found in glial cells (astrocytes and ependymal cells). within the peripheral system, GFAP has been demonstrated in Schwann cells, enteric glial cells and satellite cells of human sensory ganglia. In neoplastic tissues, this antibody is beneficial for the identification of astrocytomas and ependymomas.
TAT: 3-5 days
Collect - tissue /or cell
Specimen Preparation- formal fix (10 % neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin enter specimen (FFPE specimens square measure needed). shield paraffin block or slides from uncontrolled heat. Transport tissue block or five unstained (3-micron thick sections), charged slides during a tissue transport kit. (Min: a pair of slides). If causing precut slides, don't over heat it.
Storage/Transport Temperature- At temperature or cold. Transport it in cooled instrumentation throughout weather.
Unacceptable conditions- i) Specimens submitted with non-marked/tagged tissue sort square measure rejected.
ii) Depleted specimens aren't tested.
Stability- i) Ambient: Indefinitely;
ii) Refrigerated: Indefinitely;
iii) Frozen: Unacceptable