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A Cleaning Technique for Cuvettes Used in Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay. Ernest E. Banttari, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul 55108. Arthur C. Petersen, Jr., Research Assistant, Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota. Plant Dis. 67:18-20. Accepted for publication 6 May 1982. Copyright 1983 American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-67-18.

Cuvettes (Gilford) used for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay of potato viruses S, X, and Y and of oat blue dwarf virus could be used repeatedly when they were cleaned with concentrated sodium hydroxide in water and ethanol (1:1, v/v) or with 1% Haemo-Sol in water. Cuvettes could be used interchangeably following use with different viruses. Concentrated sulfuric acid:potassium dichromate was another potentially useful cleaning agent, but it was not tested as extensively.