Rat Bronchoalveolar Lavage

Type:Biofluids (Other)
STRAINS:Brown Norway RatCD Hairless RatFischer 344 RatLewis RatLister Hooded RatLong Evans RatNIH RatNIHRNU RatSprague Dawley RatWistar Hannover RatWistar RatZucker Diabetic Fatty or Lean Rat
DISEASE FOCUS:Respiratory/ Pulmonary
FORMAT:Fresh (ambient)Fresh (cold)Frozen
Keywords:BALBronchial LavageBronchoalveolar WashingBronchoscopyLungPulmonary



The rat has been often used within the pharmaceutical industry as a standardized physiological and toxicological model. There is a wide range of strains supporting diverse scientific pursuits including mechanistic studies of human reproduction, breast cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular research, investigations into the effects of environmental agents and much more.

For research applications, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid allows for the sampling of innate (macrophages), cellular (B- and T-cells) and humoral (immunoglobulin) responses within the lung. In clinical applications, it is widely used for diagnotics work-up of infectious and non-infectious interstitial lung diseases.

Features & Benefits

  • Ability to customize the sample based on any requirements or protocol needs
  • Universal standard operating procedure in use at each animal facility
  • Large lot sizes available from individual animals or pooled donors


Biohazard Info: This material should be handled as if capable of transmitting infectious agents. Please use universal precautions.

For in vitro use only.