Today, I’d like to give some tips & tricks on how to select an antibody… by reading its datasheet.
Obvious as it may seem, the datasheet is in fact contractual. It states the characteristics and guaranteed performance of a given product in general, or an antibody in particular. So it should be read carefully before taking a purchasing decision. No matter if you saw a great antibody detecting protein X in polar bear in some publication. If polar bear is not one of the validated species in the datasheet, the antibody is not guaranteed and you won’t get a replacement or refund.