P2516 Sigma


from rat

Synonym: Citrated plasma



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biological source   from rat
contains   3.8% trisodium citrate as anticoagulant
storage temp.   2-8°C


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Other Notes

This product is prepared from pooled rat blood. It contains 3.8% trisodium citrate as an anticoagulant. It is tested for clotting, which indicates that the clotting factors in the product are active. However, it is not analyzed to determine whether other enzymes present are native or denatured. The resulting plasma is 0.45 microm filtered and lyophilized from the indicated volume.

Preparation Note

Whole blood collected with anticoagulants (9:1), pooled, and centrifuged. The resulting plasma is 0.45 μm filtered and lyophilized from the indicated volumes.

General description

Plasma contains a variety of proteins with diverse functions. The primary functions of the plasma proteins include the maintenance of colloid osmotic pressure, pH, and electrolyte balance; the transport of metal ions, fatty acids, steroids, hormones, and drugs to various organs of the body; use as a source for amino acids for tissue nourishment; hemostasis and the prevention of thrombosis; the regulation of cellular activity and function through hormone signaling; and defense against invasion through the actions of antibodies and complement components.

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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How is the rat plasma, Product No. P2516, reconstituted?
The rat plasma should be reconstituted with deionized water to a final volume of 1.0 mL.  At this point, mix the solution gently.
How do I store the rat plasma, Product No. P2516, after reconstitution?  
After reconstitution, the plasma can be stored on ice for up to 8 hours.  Alternatively, aliquots can be made and stored at -20 degrees Celsius for up to one month.  Freezing the solution may cause the precipitation of serum proteins.
Is the rat plasma, Product No. P2516, a sterile product?
No, the plasma is filtered through  a 0.45 micrometer filter.  This removes particulates but it does not sterilize the plasma.
Does this rat plasma, Product No. P2516, contain EDTA or heparin?
Neither EDTA or heparin is used in the production of this rat plasma.
What strains of rats are used in the production of the rat plasma, Product No. P2516?  Is this produced from male or female rats?
A mixture of strains is used to produce this rat plasma.  The plasma is made from both male and female rats.
  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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