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Does the ATCC do MAP (mouse antibody production) testing?

ATCC does not MAP test cell lines although many murine lines have been screened for Ectromelia virus at the NIH and ATCC, and tests have been negative. [Buller, R.M.L., et al. (1987) Observations on the replication of Ectromelia virus in mouse-derived cell lines: Implications for epidemiology of mousepox. Lab. Animal Sci. 37:28].

Accordingly, if researchers intend to inoculate cell lines obtained from the ATCC into mice and return the mice to non-quarantined facilities with other animals, the inoculum should be MAP tested either in house or commercially elsewhere.

Date Created07/17/2012 07:10 PM
Date Updated03/27/2014 08:41 PM

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