P9783 Sigma-Aldrich

Porcine Serum

USA origin, sterile-filtered, suitable for cell culture

Synonym: pig sera, pig serum, porcine sera



Related Categories Cell Culture, Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) and Other Animal Sera, Horse Sera and Sera from Other Species, Sera from Other Species
Quality Level   500
biological source   Porcine
sterility   sterile-filtered
composition   hemoglobin, ≤50 mg/dL
origin   USA origin
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
impurities   ≤20 EU/mL endotoxin
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C


General description

The porcine serum comprises serum amyloid A (SAA), C-reactive protein (CRP), haptoglobin (Hp), and pig major acute phase protein (pig-MAP).


Porcine Serum has been used:
• in the neutralization of lipofectamine coated adeno-associated viruses (AAVs)
• for inducing liver fibrosis in rats
• as a standard negative reference in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
• as a component of trypticase soy broth with 0.6% yeast extract (TSBYE) for culturing A. actinomycetemcomitans strains

Biochem/physiol Actions

Pig serum acute phase proteins (APP) show elevation with age. It is used for the culture of porcine islet cells.


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Preparation Note

Collected from adult animals.

Analysis Note

Endotoxin tested

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable


Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Certificate of Origin (COO)

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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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.
What do the abbreviations GM% and MG% on the Certificate of Analysis for Product P9783, Porcine Serum, mean?
The protein concentration for the serum is given in gram percent (GM%) on the Certificate of Analysis.This is equivalent to grams of protein per 100 mL of serum. The hemoglobin concentration is given in milligram percent (MG%), meaning milligrams of hemoglobin per 100 mL of serum.
Is Porcine Serum, Product P9783, heat-inactivated?
Product No. P9783, Porcine Serum is not heat-inactivated. If heat-inactivated Porcine serum is required, we offer Product No. 12736C.
Is Porcine Serum, Product P9783, tested for endotoxin levels?
Product No. P9783, Porcine Serum is tested for endotoxin which is reported on the lot specific Certificate of Analysis.The specification is NMT 20.0 EU/ML (not more than 20 Endotoxin Units per milliliter).
Can Product P9783, Porcine Serum,be used as a blocking agent in immunoassays?
Product No. P9783, Porcine serum has not been tested as a blocking reagent, but it should work.
What is the differences amongPorcine Serum Products P9783, 12731C, 12736C and 12737C?
All of these products are porcine serum. Product No. P9783 and 12731C are the same product. Product No. 12736C is heat-inactivated. Product No. 12737C is gamma-irradiated.
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