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Product Codes and Guinea Pig Antibodies

We’ve updated some of our catalog numbers so products are more logical and easier for you to find. 

Your guinea pig antibodies are getting new catalog numbers. We thought you might like to know why.

You may already be using our guinea pig antibodies as the perfect addition to your multiplex immunoassays – don’t worry, nothing about how they function is changing. But you’ve probably noticed their catalog numbers aren’t very logical when compared with the antibodies from other hosts against the same target. 

Take the rabbit Anti-NaV1.5 (SCN5A) Antibody for example. This rabbit antibody has the catalog number #ASC-005 but the guinea pig version is #AGP-008. That doesn’t really make sense: the prefix changes and the code number changes but all that’s different is the host.

We like logic here so we’re fixing that. 

Instead, the Guinea pig Anti-NaV1.5 (SCN5A) Antibody will now be #ASC-005-GP, which makes more sense. It has the same prefix, the same code number, and all that changes is it gets appended with “GP” for the guinea pig host it comes from. That should make identifying things quickly a bit easier for you. 

All guinea pig antibodies will now follow this format, but you can still find them with their old catalog numbers, so no need to worry about your favorite antibody going missing. 

Not only is this more logical, but it means you can explore the range of products a little more easily. You can see that #ASC-005-GP likely has a non-guinea pig version as well – it’s #ASC-005 in this case. This same logic will apply to conjugated antibodies: the conjugated form of Anti-KV1.3 (KCNA3) (extracellular) Antibody (#APC-101), for examlpe, is #APC-101-F as it’s conjugated to FITC. 

Another Example

In case you were wondering, here’s how the product codes work (or very soon will work) in general. We’ll use #ACC-003-AG to demonstrate

#ACC-003-AG = Anti-CaV1.2 (CACNA1C)-ATTO Fluor-488 Antibody

ACC: this tells you about the main function or target in the case of antibodies

A = Anti 

CC = Calcium channel

003: this is just a running number we have for products (no need to worry about this bit)

AG: this explains what ‘version’ of ACC it is. In this case, it’s AG, which means conjugated to ATTO-Fluor Green (488)

Other version codes include

  • GP = Guinea Pig
  • AG = ATTO-Fluor green (488)
  • AR = ATTO-Fluor red (594-590)
  • FR = ATTO-Fluor far red (633)
  • F = Fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)
  • APC = Allophycocyanin (APC)
  • PE = R-Phycoerythrin (R-PE) 

That’s all. We just wanted to clear that up. Hopefully, this also helps you make sense of how products are related and maybe even find something new.

Photo by Karlijn Prot.