IHC Support Pack (SP Method)

Instruction manual

First Edition (Revised on April, 2016)

[PRODUCT INFORMATION]

Biotin labeled secondary antibodies combine with primary antibodies on a tissue section to form immune complex. With biotin and streptavidin signal amplification system, biotin will combine with HRP labeled streptavidin to form more complex polymers. HRP on the polymer can catalyze the reaction of substrate H2O2 with DAB and ultimately to form brown insoluble chromogen. The immunogen is marked in tissue and cells, and the final site is determined by microscopic.

[REAGENTS AND SPECIFICATION]

NO.

Component

Specification

1

Endogenous peroxidase blocking solution

3mL

6mL

18mL

55mL

110mL

2

Biotin labeled secondary antibody(Optional)

3mL6mL18mL55mL110mL
3

Streptavidin-HRP working solution

3mL6mL18mL55mL110mL
4

Blocking serum working solution

3mL6mL18mL55mL110mL
5

Hematoxylin stain

3mL6mL18mL55mL110mL
6

Sodium citrate antigen repair solution(20×)

10mL20mL60mL200mL400mL
7

Chromogenic agent (1×)

3mL6mL18mL55mL110mL
8

DAB solution (50×)

60uL
120uL360uL1.1mL2.2mL

[CANDIDATE INDICATORS]

No.

Name

No.

Name

IS086-1

Biotin labeled Rabbit anti-human IgG antibody

IS086-9

Biotin labeled Rabbit anti-dog IgG antibody

IS086-2

Biotin labeled Rabbit anti-mouse IgG antibody

IS086-10

Biotin labeled Rabbit anti-sheep IgG antibody

IS086-3

Biotin labeled Rabbit anti-rat IgG antibody

IS086-11

Biotin labeled Rabbit anti-cat IgG antibody

IS086-4

Biotin labeled Rabbit anti-pig IgG antibody

IS086-12

Biotin labeled Rabbit anti-horse IgG antibody

IS086-5

Biotin labeled Rabbit anti-chicken IgG antibody

IS086-13

Biotin labeled Goat anti-rabbit IgG antibody

IS086-6

Biotin labeled Rabbit anti-bovine IgG antibody

IS086-14

Biotin labeled Goat anti-mouse IgG antibody

IS086-7

Biotin labeled Rabbit anti-goat IgG antibody

IS086-15

Biotin labeled Guinea pig anti-rabbit IgG antibody

IS086-8

Biotin labeled Rabbit anti-guinea pig IgG antibody



[APPLICATION]

This product is only used for immunohistochemistry experiment, suitable for manual and machine mass operation. The reagents only verify for 10% neutral buffered formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissues, and not for others.

[STORAGE AND DEADLINE]

Store at 2~8 degrees, and the shelf life is 6 months.

[EXPERIMENTAL STEPS]

1. Equipments and reagents

a) Pipette, incubator, repair apparatus, immunohistochemistry pen, timer, incubation box, dyeing rack, coverslip, optical microscope, washing bottle.

b) Prepare DAB working solution by diluting DAB solution(50×) with Chromogenic agent.

c) Prepare Sodium citrate antigen repair working solution by diluting Sodium citrate antigen repair solution(20×) with ddH2O.

2. Experimental steps 

(1) Baking slice: Mark with a pencil and bake at 65 degrees for 1-2 hours.

(2) Dewaxing: After drying, the paraffin sections are sequentially put in xylene I, xylene II for 30min, 100%, 100%, 95%, 80%, 70% ethanol for 10min, and then put into pure water for 10min.

(3) Antigen repair: high temperature and high pressure method and microwave method.

High temperature and high pressure: Sodium citrate antigen repair working solution(0.01M, pH6.0) about 1000ml into the pressure cooker. Put the slice into the cooker, cover the pot and preheat to boiling at 1600W. Then close the pressure valve at 1300W, start time when the valve jet. repair time stays 2 minutes.
Microwave method: Put a certain amount of sodium citrate antigen repair working solution(0.01M, pH6.0) into microwave,and heat it to boiling. Then put the slice into the boiling buffer, handle with low fire for 3 minutes. Place it for 8 minutes and then handle with low fire for 3 minutes. Remove water and cool it, take the slice, wash with distilled water for twice, and then wash it with PBS for 3 times for 3 minutes each.

(4) Blocking of endogenous peroxidase: Add a proper amount of endogenous peroxidase blocking solution, incubating at room temperature for 10 minutes. And wash with PBS buffer 3 times for 3 minutes each..

(5) The closure of non specific sites: Shake off the residue and cover slices with Blocking serum working solution about 200ul, incubating at room temperature for 20min.

(6) Add Primary antibodies: Add an appropriate amount of primary antibodies according to the size of the tissue, incubating for at 37 degrees for 60min. Wash it with PBS buffer for 3 minutes by 3 times.

(7) Select suitable Biotin labeled secondary antibody according to species difference, add Biotin labeled secondary antibody about 100ml, incubating for 30 minutes at 37 degrees. Wash it with PBS buffer 3 times for 3 minutes each.

(8) Add Streptavidin-HRP working solution about 100ml. incubating for 30 minutes at 37 degrees. Wash it with PBS buffer 3 times for 3 minutes each .

(9) Coloration: Add a proper amount of fresh DAB working solution, incubating for 5 seconds-5 minutes at room temperature, and terminate the reaction according to the color under the microscope.

(10) Redyeing: Wash with water, and add hematoxylin stain incubating for 2 minutes. Add 1% hydrochloric acid for 1 second, and wash with PBS to become blue.

(11) Dehydration, transparent, mounting

(12) Microscopic observation, photographing.

[IMPORTANT NOTES]

1. During dyeing, blank and negative control experiment must be carried out simultaneously.

2. If positive tissue control can not show appropriate positive staining, the results should be invalid.

3. If the Biotin labeleded IgG antibody is incubated for high temperature or long time, it could lead to excessive dyeing and background staining.

4. Red blood cells and cytochrome C may cause a false positive results.

5. If the dewaxing is incomplete, and it would affect the dyeing. It is suggested that separate the immunohistochemical section dewax from the conventional HE dewaxing.

6. Set up positive and negative control to avoid false positive and false negative results.

7. Overmuch PBS buffer will dilute reagents, which will reduce dyeing effect. Therefore, remove excess buffer before adding reagents.

8. In the process of operation, please wear gloves, glasses and lab clothes, follow experimental process, and do protective measures.