Storage of Ascitic Fluid Protocol Ascitic fluid from B-cell-derived tumors is an extremely concentrated solution of specific antibodies. Ascitic fluid is often stored at -70ºC to prevent proteolytic degradation.
Storage of Purified Antibodies This protocol describes the storage of "homemade" purified antibodies. Antibodies from commercial sources are normally supplied with proper storage conditions.
Storage of Sera Protocol This protocol describes the methods of storage for antibody-containing sera. Antibodies are resistant to a broad range of mildly denaturing conditions, so long-term storage is relatively easy.