MBL oligomer deficient serum, B/C genotype (human)
The serum was tested negative for HBsAg and for antibodies against HIV 1, HIV-2 and HCV.
Blood from a healthy donor (MBL genotype B/B without promoter defects) was collected in flasks without anticoagulant and allowed to clot.
Serum was collected after centrifugation and pooled. After mixing, 1-ml aliquots of the serum was pipetted into 1-ml cryotubes.
The material was frozen at -20°C.
However, as no test method can offer complete security that infectious agents are absent, the calibrators and patients’ specimens should be handled at Biosafety Level 2 as recommended for any potentially infectious human serum or blood specimen in the CDC/NIH manual “Biosafety In Microbiology and Biomedical Laboratories”, 1999.
Solutions containing human serum should be treated as potentially infectious and handled accordingly.
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