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Cholesterol Extraction Kit

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sufficient for 40 extractions



sufficient for 40 extractions

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room temp

General description

Cholesterol is a structural component of cell membranes and a precursor to hormones. The Cholesterol Extraction Kit enables the extraction of sterols including cholesterol from biological samples in two simple steps. The extracted sterols can then be saponified, derivatized, and quantified using gas chromatography (GC) with flame-ionization detection (FID) or gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS).


This kit is suitable for the extraction of cholesterol and cholesterol-like compounds (sterols) from whole blood, serum, biological tissue and food samples.


Sterols including cholesterol are typically extracted using a dual solvent partition system containing a lipophilic solvent and an aqueous solvent. Sterols are retained in the lower chloroform phase, whereas, aqueous-soluble compounds are retained in the methanol-water layer. The sample is then centrifuged and the bottom chloroform layer is transferred with a pipette to another test tube. An aliquot of the transferred layer is then saponified with methanolic NaOH or KOH, and then derivatized with trimethylsilyl chloride (chlorotrimethylsilane). The formed cholesterol-TMS ester is reconstituted with hexane and injected directly into a GC-FID or GC/MS system for quantification.

The Cholesterol Extraction Kit shortens the extraction process by eliminating the need to prepare solvents and standards, centrifugation, and pipetting. Once the sample is homogenized and dissolved in the Extraction Solvent containing the internal standard, it is inverted twice and poured into the syringe containing a filter, which preferentially elutes the chloroform layer containing sterols. A portion of the total sterol extract can be saponified and derivatized for GC-FID or GC/MS analysis as described in the procedure.

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Easy to Use High-Throughput Kits for Cholesterol and Lipid Extractions. Watch the Video to learn more and to see how the technology works.

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Dermal - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Carc. 2 - Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 2 - Repr. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT RE 1 Oral - STOT SE 1 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Central nervous system, Eyes

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids



Flash Point(F)

49.5 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

9.7 °C - closed cup

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