Satellite Enumeration Probes
Cytocell's Satellite Enumeration probes are chromosome specific sequences generated from highly repeated human satellite DNA located in the centromeric, pericentromeric or heterochromatic regions of each chromosome.
These probes allow rapid identification and enumeration of human chromosomes in interphase and metaphase cells of postnatal samples. Cytocell offers a complete range of satellite probes available in the Aquarius® liquid format. The probes are available independently and directly labelled in either red or green. They are produced in a concentrated form to allow the mixing, if required, of up to 3 satellite probes in the same hybridisation.
The kits are supplied in an economical 5 test format and come complete with hybridisation solution and DAPI counterstain.
I first came across Cytocell FISH probes in a previous lab I worked in and I was struck by the quality of the products. Since this time, I have been recommending and introducing Cytocell probes across all application areas — now they are the primary FISH probes used in our lab. They have an excellent range of products and their ready-to-use reagent format saves considerable time. As a matter of fact, at a recent conference there was a discussion about the lack of commercial probes for a particular disorder and I was happy to point the participants in the direction of the Cytocell catalogue, which contains the exact probes required. Elizabeth Benner, Medical Technologist at the University of Arizona Health Network
This product is intended to be used on Carnoy’s solution (3:1 methanol/acetic acid) fixed peripheral blood samples.