Goat serum


Quality Level

biological source






Featured Industry

Research Pathology

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dry ice

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General description

Goat serum is pooled from a normal donor herd.


Normal goat serum may be used as a blocking agent or negative control in immunoassays. For immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry, goat serum was used between 1%-20% as blocking agent in various studies.
Goat serum has been used in:
  • immunohistochemistry
  • immunocytochemistry
  • double immunofluorescence
  • enzyme immunoassays (EIAs)

Biochem/physiol Actions

Goat serum can be effectively used for routine culture of fish cells.


Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.


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Hazard Statements

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
  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.

  2. Can I use Product No. G6767, Goat serum, cell culture tested for blocking?

    We have not tested the cell culture material for blocking in immunological assays. Product No. G9023 has been tested to make sure there are no factors that give non-specific signals in immunological assays.  Some lots of Product No. G6767 may work for your application.

  3. How much protein is present in Product G9023, Goat Serum?

    The total protein concentration for the serum can be found on the lot specific Certificate of Analysis.

  4. How many times can Product G9023, Goat Serum, be frozen and thawed?

    We recommend that the product be thawed initially and refrozen in individual use aliquots.  The second thawing will not harm the product.  Multiple freeze/thaw cycles can destroy protein.

  5. Does Product G9023, Goat Serum, contain a preservative?

    Product No. G9023 contains 0.01% thimerosal.  We do not recommend using this for cell culture applications as the thimerosal can interfere with cell growth.

  6. Has Product G9023, Goat Serum, been heat-inactivated?

    Product No. G9023, Goat serum has not been heat inactivated.  For most immunochemical reactions, it is not necessary for the serum to be heat inactivated.  Heat inactivation is only necessary to limit complement activity.

  7. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

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

  8. How do I find price and availability?

    There are several ways to find pricing and availability for our products. Once you log onto our website, you will find the price and availability displayed on the product detail page. You can contact any of our Customer Sales and Service offices to receive a quote.  USA customers:  1-800-325-3010 or view local office numbers.

  9. 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. 

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