Rat Synovial Fluid

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
FORMAT:Cryopreserved (frozen)Fresh (ambient)Fresh (cold)Frozen
Keywords:FibroblastsHyaluronic AcidJoint DiseaseMucinOsteoarthritisPlasma DialysateSynovia



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.

Normal synovial fluid is clear, pale yellow, viscid, and does not clot. It is believed to have two main functions:  to aid in the nutrition of articular cartilage by serving to distribute nutritional substances, such as glucose, and to assist in the mechanical function of joints by lubrication of the articulating surfaces. In joint diseases, such as arthritis, the synovium of the joint is the primary place where inflammation occurs.

Features & Benefits

  • Ability to customize the sample based on any requirements or protocol needs
  • Same day collection and shipment of time-sensitive blood products is available
  • Large lot sizes available from individual animals or pooled donors
  • Ability to isolate cells from synovial fluid as custom service


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

For in vitro use only.