Subtelomere Specific Probes
Cytocell offers a complete set of subtelomere specific probes available in the Aquarius® liquid format. The set identifies 41 of the 46 human subtelomeres with the exclusion of the p-arm telomeres of the acrocentric chromosomes.
The probes are available independently and directly labelled in either a red or a green fluorophore (Texas Red® or FITC spectra respectively).
The probes are supplied in an economical 5-test format and are concentrated to allow the mixing, if required, of up to 3 Aquarius subtelomere specific probes in the same hybridisation.
The kits come complete with hybridisation solution, DAPI counterstain and full instructions for use.
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.