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Dulbecco′s Phosphate Buffered Saline

Modified, without calcium chloride and magnesium chloride, liquid, sterile-filtered, suitable for cell culture

MDL number:

Quality Level






cell culture | mammalian: suitable


endotoxin, tested


glucose: no (Dextro)
sodium pyruvate: no

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Dulbecco′s Phosphate Buffered Saline has been used for the dilution of fresh red blood cells to study the trapping of red blood cell aggregate. It has also been used to wash the wells of microtiter plate.
DPBS is a balanced salt solution (BSS) used for the handling and culturing of mammalian cells. DPBS is used to to irrigate, wash, and dilute mammalian cells. Phosphate buffering maintains the pH in the physiological range. Calcium and magnesium facilitate cell binding and clumping. DPBS without these ions can be used to wash and rinse suspended cells.

Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

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    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. What is the formulation for Product D8537, Dulbecco's Phosphate?

    The formulation for 1 liter is 8 g Sodium Chloride, 0.2 g Potassium Phosphate, monobasic, 1.15 g Sodium Phosphate, dibasic, and 0.2 g Potassium Chloride.    

  4. Is Product D8537, Dulbecco's Phosphate, a 1X or 10 X concentration?

    This is a 1X concentration. The 10X concentration is listed under product D1408.

  5. What is the pH of a solution of Product D8537, Dulbecco's Phosphate?

    The pH will be in the range of 7.1-7.5, according to the specification sheet.

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  8. What is a Salt Toxicity Test?

    The Cell Culture assay is called a Salt Toxicity Test (previously called Cell Culture Salt Testing). A more complete description is below:Cells are harvested and counted.  They are resuspended in DPBS and incubated at 37°C, 5% CO2 for 1 hour.  The cells are counted and %viability determined.  The cells are then cultured for an additional 7 hours (total of 8 hours).  The cells are counted again and the % viability determined.  The viability at 1 hr has to be >95% of the original viability.  The viability at 8 hrs must be >75% of the original viability.

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