The effect of blood storage on differential chromosome staining of human lymphocytes

J. S. Prosser*, Jayne Moquet

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Abstract

Human blood was stored for up to 3 days before 66-h culture with 3 concentrations of bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) (10, 20 and 40 μM). In cultures containing 10 or 20 μM BrdU, the number of cells staining as first division metaphases (M1) increased with storage time. In addition, as the storage time was increased the staining quality deteriorated although this was less pronounced in cultures containing 40 μM BrdU. The implications of these results for routine fluorescence plus Giemsa staining as part of a cytogenetic radiation dosimetry service are discussed, with the recommendation that for accurate identification of M1 cells, the concentration of BrdU should be increased in cultures set up from blood that has been stored for more than 2 days.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)778-780
Number of pages3
JournalExperientia
Volume39
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1983

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