Serum is the fluid portion of the blood obtained after removal of the fibrin clot and blood cells, distinguished from the plasma in circulating blood.
Serum is collected in HemaCare’s FDA-registered collection centers from IRB consented healthy human donors. Serum is collected from peripheral blood in a plain or Serum Separator Tube.
Use fresh serum immediately upon receipt.
For cryopreserved serum, storage at -80°C is acceptable.
Testing: Donors are tested for HBV, HCV, HIV, HTLV, WNV, Trypanasoma cruzi, and Syphilis.