• Do you have antigen ready to go – or is some work needed first
  • Do you need a peptide designed from your protein sequence
  • Do you have a peptide sequence picked out
  • Do you already have the peptide and need it to be conjugated
  • Are you not sure

 1. Obtain and complete the Client Information Form. We need to setup an account before we can start any service.

Client Information Form

 2. Apply for a Purchase Order from your purchasing department. We also accept Visa and MasterCard. 

Polyclonal Antibody Order Form

3. If you are sending us antigen for antibody production, include the antigen along with the Forms, "who it is from".  Clearly mark all tubes with antigen names, concentrations and place small tubes in a small bag or larger tube. There is generally no need to send the Forms in advance.  A cover letter detailing your shipment and related informaton is helpful.

                     SEND TO:

                     Pocono Rabbit Farm & Lab
                     306 Dutch Hill Road
                     Canadensis, PA 18325

Local phone number is : 570-595-7108

4. If you are having PRF&L design and / or make your peptide, submit the Form via email or fax. 

5. When we receive the antigen / Forms, we will review the materials and then contact you with confirmation of receipt, ask any questions, provide you with a start date and when you should expect the first shipment of serum.



Send the antigen at the conditions that you feel that the antigen will remain most stable. As a rule, most proteins should be shipped on Dry Ice. Peptides and conjugated peptides in solution can be sent on ice packs. Gel slices should also be sent on ice packs. Most lyophilized antigens are stable at room temperature and can be sent without any ice at all. Cells are usually sent with ice packs. Antigen bound to nitrocellulose membranes can be sent at room temperature.

Generally, three pounds of dry ice is plenty. Use a styrofoam container with walls at least 1 inch thick. Even if the package is delayed one day, three pounds is enough for the extra day of transit.

We suggest putting the gel slice into a conical or eppendorf tube with a few drops of distilled water. The idea is to keep the gel moist in transit and in storage. Estimate how much gel there is in the tube. Send using a styrofoam box using a few ice packs to keep it cool. Please do not emulsify the gel, allow us to do it. Also, do not aliquot the gel as it is easier for us to work with it in one unit. Please do not freeze gels - sometimes they are difficult to work with after freezing.

We suggest sending all perishable antigens overnight. We suggest using either FedEx or UPS as they come to our facility daily. We generally receive all packages by 4 PM Monday through Friday; our area does not have AM delivery. Please avoid using the USPS (United States Postal Service) for antigen shipments.

Please ship to us on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, so that we can expect to receive on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Please do not send perishable antigens on Thursdays. Even the most reliable carriers can have delays, so if the package that you send on Thursday is delayed one day, it will not come here until Monday.

Shipping address is:
Pocono Rabbit Farm & Lab
306 Dutch Hill Road
Canadensis, PA 18325

No! All the overnight carriers will not deliver to our town on Saturdays.