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Fetal Bovine Serum

USA origin, Charcoal Stripped, sterile-filtered, suitable for cell culture

Synonym: FBS, sera, serum

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Related Categories Cell Culture, Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS), Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) and Other Animal Sera More...
sterility   sterile-filtered
composition   Hemoglobin, ≤20 mg/dL
origin   USA origin
impurities   ≤10 EU/mL endotoxin ((typically ≤1 EU/ml))
suitability   suitable for cell culture
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C

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Analysis Note

Endotoxin and hemoglobin tested

Biochem/physiol Actions

Charcoal Stripped Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) is available for researchers requiring decreased levels of various hormones in their studies. Dextran treated Charcoal is used to selectively remove hormones without nonspecific loss of other serum components. The effectiveness of hormone removal is assessed on the basis of reductions in the levels of T3, T4, and Progesterone pre and post treatment.

This product is designed for researchers involved in studying processes influenced by steroid hormones such as estrogen stimulation and the obesity process and other areas that benefit from reduced hormone levels such as certain types of viral infections.

Application

FBS sourced in the United States is used in a broad range of cell culture applications. FBS provides many non-defined growth promoting and survival enhancing factor to cells in culture. Charcoal stripped FBS is often used instead of FCS to minimize the level of androgen and other hormones provided in 10% serum supplemented media.

Protocols & Applications

Mycoplasma PCR Detection Kit Video Protocol

Price and Availability


Cell Freezing

CellASIC® ONIX2 System

All labs need water
Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?
Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS. To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product, or search here. 
My question is not addressed here, how can I contact Technical Service for assistance?
Use the option to the right to "Ask a Question" by email of a Technical Service Scientist.
Once a bottle of Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) is thawed, for how long can the bottle be used?
Once Fetal Bovine Serum has been thawed, the bottle can be used in cell culture for up to 7 days for most cell types when stored  refrigerated at 2-8°C.  If the cells are not fastidous (e.g. HeLa or fibroblasts), the thawed and refrigerated serum can be used for up to 30 days.  For some extremely fastidious cell lines, it may be necessary to screen individual lots for acceptable performance.  For uses such as blocking for various immuno procedures, usage will generally be for 30 days and perhaps somewhat longer when stored at 2-8°C.  For other procedures, usage beyond 30 days storage at 2-8°C will need to be determined.
  What kind of solution is the A5955 - Antibiotic Antimycotic Solution (100×), Stabilized product suspended in?
A5955 - Antibiotic Antimycotic Solution (100×), Stabilized is supsended in a sodium citrate buffer solution. Source: Israel production group
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