Rat Urine

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:Fresh (ambient)Fresh (cold)Frozen
Keywords:KidneyNephrologyRenalUrinalysisUrine PKUrology



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.

Urine consists primarily of water, but also contains an assortment of inorganic salts and organic compounds, including proteins, hormones, and a wide range of metabolites. As a sterile, non-invasive biological fluid, urine is becoming a favored sample type for biomarker research. Not only is it being used to detect kidney disease, but scientists have begun to identify urine cancer biomarkers that can be used for early screening and monitoring.

Features & Benefits

  • Ability to customize the sample based on any requirements or protocol needs
  • Universal standard operating procedure in use at each animal facility
  • Collections offered from any commercially available rat species
  • Large lot sizes available from individual 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.