Home Products Most Popular Contact
No items in your cart.
The page below is a sample from the LabCE course Breast Cancer Predictive Markers. Access the complete course and earn ASCLS P.A.C.E.-approved continuing education credits by subscribing online.

Learn more about Breast Cancer Predictive Markers (online CE course) »
How to Subscribe
Histology CE Package$65 Add to cart
Individual course$20 Add to cart

Types of Antibodies

Each primary antibody identifies and attaches to a specific target (antigen).
The epitope is the region of the antigen that is the “landing site” for the antibody.
Antibodies historically have been categorized as monoclonal or polyclonal. Antibodies used in clinical applications are most commonly monoclonal antibodies raised in mice or polyclonal antibodies raised in rabbits. Monoclonal rabbit antibodies are a relatively new variation now available for use in clinical applications. The antibody is produced by exposing the host animal to an antigen and then harvesting and purifying the antibody. Though typically the host is a mouse or rabbit, hosts can also be sheep, guinea pigs, or other animal species.
Image: Adenovirus infected liver demonstrated with mouse IgG1 monoclonal antibody cocktail of clones 2/6 and 20/11. DAB chromogen.