Alpha Laboratories has been selling immunology products for over 15 years
HEp-2 cells are a standardised cell line, originating from a
human larynx tumour, and are used to distinguish between
Alpha Laboratories says it is the only
company in the UK to supply the genetically modified HEp-2000
These cells produce the same ANA patterns as HEp-2 cells
but have an increased sensitivity to SS-A/Ro, the most commonly
The SS-A/Ro pattern is considered
confirmatory, therefore the use of these slides can reduce result
turn-around time and laboratory expenditure on expensive
Alpha Laboratories also tenders a fully
comprehensive range of both IFA and Elisa assay kits covering all
aspects of autoimmune serology testing.
Crithidia and ANCA slide-based assays are sold in two different
formats, fluorescent and colorzyme, for use with UV microscopes
or standard light microscopes respectively.
On the other hand, if
your department prefers to screen using rodent tissue, Alpha
Laboratories offers a range of both rat or mouse tissues,
available either singly or as composite blocks.
Laboratories range of Elisa kits are all colour-coded, consist of
breakaway wells and have a total assay time of 65 minutes.