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Blood plasma is a clear, yellow liquid which comprised approximately 55% of the total volume of blood. The components of plasma and serum are similar as both contain hormones, glucose, electrolytes, antibodies, antigens, nutrients and certain other particles except clotting factors which are present only in plasma. Plasma is a major source of biomarkers. As such, it is often used for diagnostic testing.
Source plasma is collected through the process of plasmapheresis in our FDA-licensed plasma collection centers. Plasmapheresis is a mechanical process where the plasma is separated out from the whole blood, and the red blood cells are returned to the donor.
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Biohazard Info: 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 biological products that we provide should be handled at the Bio-Safety Level 2 as recommended by the CDC/NHI Manual “Biosafety In Microbiological And Biomedical Laboratories, From Potentially Infectious Human Serum Or Blood Specimens”.
For in vitro use only.