Early Detection Research Network

Immunohistochemistry

Immunofluorescence Staining

Direct immunofluorescence method is used to detect the deposit of immunoglobulins, complement components, fibrinogen, etc. in tissues. This technique is usually performed on frozen sections. The primary antibody is conjugated to fluorescein binds directly with the antigen and can be detected by the fluorescent tag using a fluorescent microscope.

Acknowledgements

These SOPs were originally submitted by Sanford Stass, M.D. of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and William Grizzle of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Modifications may have been made upon extensive discussions among the members of the EDRN Reference Laboratories and other scientific staff derived from the various groups within EDRN.