Measles, Mumps and Varicella
|Name & Catalogue No.||Description||Applications|
|Measles Grade 2 Antigen EL-04-02-001 (1 mL) EL-04-02-010 (10 mL)||
|Mumps Grade 2 Antigen EL-06-02-001 (1 mL) EL-06-02-010 (10 mL)||
|Varicella-Zoster Grade 2 Antigen EL-03-02-001 (1 mL) EL-03-02-010 (10 mL)||
People long ago felt the pox lesions associated with VZV infection looked like chick peas placed upon the skin. The Latin word for chick peas is cicer which is the original word that chicken pox got its name. Chicken pox has nothing to do with chickens, but the red bumps on a body were once thought to look like the vegetable called chick peas. Hence the name chicken pox.
Each antigen lot is tested for potency using ELISA, and compared to a reference antigen. This ensures the amount of viral protein in each batch is consistent. The total protein concentration reported includes both viral and non-viral proteins, with the ratio dependent on the purity of the antigen.
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Inactivation and Safety
Each lot of antigen is inactivated using gamma radiation and this inactivation verified using a sensitive tissue culture based infectivity assay.
Product Information Sheet
Measles grade 2 Antigen (EL-04-02)