Sample Preparation

 

Sample Storage

  • Lyophilize or speed vac the protein to a solid sample to ensure proteinstability during shipment. Store sample in Eppendorf Safe Lock tube packed in such a way that a cushioned from the effects of FedEX. If a gasket-equipped tube is not available, use Parafilm to assure that the cap does not pop off in shipping. Keeping the sample cool is at the discretion of the investigator. It is not necessary to preserve biological activity or structural integrity of the sample unless solubility will become an issue. Dried samples and samples on PVDF do not require being kept cool.

  • Alternatively, refrigerate to +4°C for cold shipment of the liquid sample.


Sample Shipment 
  • Before sending a sample, please use the mass spectrometry sample submission form to alert us for the arrival of the sample. Concurrently, a printed copy of the mass spectrometry sample submission form should accompany the sample. This form is available on this website and can be filled out online.

  • Shim the sample to:
    Universidad Central del Caribe
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology
    Biomedical Proteomic Facility
    Room 155 Urb. Santa Juanita Ave. Laurel
    Bayamón, Puerto Rico 00956
    Tels: (787) 798-3001 ext. 2080
    Fax: (787) 740-4300