Human Cerebrospinal Fluid

Type:Biofluids (Other)
SUBTYPE:Cerebrospinal Fluid
DISEASE FOCUS:Neuroscience/ CNSNormal Control Samples
APPLICATION & SPECIALITY USES:Biomarker DiscoveryCell Therapy/ Regenerative MedicinePersonalized Medicine
Keywords:BrainCerebrospinal FluidCSFHuman CSFNervous SystemSpinal Cord



Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)  is the clear, colorless body fluid found in the brain and spinal cord. BioIVT offers two  options when purchasing CSF – prospective or retrospective.

Prospective Collections

Working with a local Neurologist and Anesthesiologist, we can recruit donors and collect CSF from non-diseased individuals. We are able to  procure greater than 10ml from each donor.

Retrospective Collections

CSF samples are collected from patients who required testing for a medical reason. After diagnostic test are preformed, the remaining fluid is procured for research purposes. No patient identifying information is provided, and the patient remains anonymous; we are unable to obtain any additional information regarding the patient than what is initially provided. Remnant samples are approximately 1-2 ml per donor. Pooled remnant samples are also available.


This material should be handled as if capable of transmitting infectious agents. Please use universal precautions. No test method can provide total assurance that Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus, Human Immunodeficiency virus, or other infectious agents are absent. Thus, all blood products that we provide should be handled at the Bio-safety Level 2 as recommended by the CDC/NIH manual “Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, from Potentially Infectious Human Serum or Blood Specimens”.

This product is being sold for research and, or manufacturing purposes only. It is not to be used in humans or animals and further manufacturing that will result in a finished product that contains viable leukocytes is prohibited. For in vitro use only. The user assumes all responsibility for its usage and disposal, in accordance with all regulations.

BioIVT upholds the fundamental bioethics principles of autonomy, privacy, safety and informed consent. We support legal and ethical efforts to promote voluntary donation of surplus human tissues and clinical information for research use. BioIVT maintains a global network of collaborators who conduct subject recruitment, informed consent and scientific activities. We ensure that all of our activities, and those of our collaborators, are conducted in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. BioIVT confirms that the following activities have been completed by our collaborators (as necessary): institutional and independent review board approval, privacy officer authorization, government licenses, or industry accreditations. We continually monitor our practices to conform to evolving external scientific, legal and ethical requirements.