5 The production of polyclonal antibodies

In summary, polyclonal antibodies are produced by first injecting antigen into an animal (immunisation). The antibodies are later obtained by collecting blood from the animal.

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Figure 3: The main stages involved in polyclonal antibody production.

There are many choices and factors to take into consideration when designing a protocol for polyclonal antibody production, these include:

You will learn about each of these factors individually.

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