FOR USE AS A RAW MATERIAL OR COMPONENT.
NOT FOR HUMAN IN-VITRO DIAGNOSTIC USE WITHOUT FURTHER MANUFACTURING OR PROCESSING.
Determination for the suitability of Colorado Serum Company’s reagent blood
products is the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
- Alsevers Products: Blood containing alsevers solution is a 50% mix of whole blood and alsevers solution. Alsevers solution, which is made in our laboratory and tested for sterility, acts as an anti-coagulant and preservative. It contains sodium citrate and glucose.
- Citrate Products: Citrated blood contains one part sodium citrate to nine parts whole blood. Citrate acts as an anticoagulant.
- Defibrinated Products: Blood that has been defibrinated is whole blood that has been processed to remove fibrin. There are no additives or preservatives in this product.
- Unpooled Blood Products (Blood from individual animals)
- Pooled Normal Serum Products
- Guinea Pig Complement (Lyophilized and Frozen)
Our bloods and serums are non hazardous products. There are no MSDS available.
Blood for all products is drawn from healthy animals maintained on our premises under the direct supervision of our Staff Veterinarians, and are kept on antibiotic free diets. When medications are rarely used (e.g. – dewormers or antibiotics), withdrawal times are complied with. Lab animals are sedated or anesthetized for blood collection. Calves are fasted for 12 hours before being used as donors. Animals are closely monitored so as not to over bleed them causing anemia. If for any reason an animal is unhealthy or has to be given antibiotics, it is removed from production until returned to health. Blood is drawn under aseptic conditions and then filled into sterile bottles in the aliquots requested by our customers.
All products are tested for sterility using HI, Thioglycollate and Tryptic Soy. Because of the time necessary for complete testing, product is shipped prior to final determination. If for any reason we deem the product to be unsatisfactory, customer is immediately notified and product replaced or credit issued.