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H0878 Sigma

Heparin lithium salt from porcine intestinal mucosa

≥150 USP units/mg




100000, 1000000 units in poly bottle

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NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis. These documents are located on the product detail page under Useful Links & Tools. Click on the following link to search for a Certificate of Analysis. Please click the following link to see the details on our Product Dating Information.
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A Certificate of Analysis is available by lot number and can be obtained through our Advanced Search Option: http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/AdvancedSearchPage.do
What is the potency of Product H0878, Heparin lithium salt from porcine intestinal mucosa?
The specification for potency is ≥150 USP units/mg.  The lot specific potency can be found on the Certificate of Analysis, which can be accessed on the Product Detail page: http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/search/ProductDetail/SIGMA/H0878
How much heparin is needed to prevent coagulation in whole blood?
Typically, between 20 and 50 units per mL of whole blood are needed.
How can Product H0878, Heparin lithium salt from porcine intestinal mucosa be reconstituted?
The solubility of heparin is 40 mg/mL in water.
What is the solution stability of Product H0878, Heparin lithium salt from porcine intestinal mucosa?
Heparin is a polysaccharide, which has excellent aqueous solution stability (up to 2 years at 2-8 °C) provided the solutions have been sterilized by filtration through a 0.2 µm membrane.  More solution stability information can be on the Product Information Sheet: http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/sigma/product%20information%20sheet/h0878pis.pdf
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