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Animal & Human Sera FAQs

What is the difference between Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) and Fetal Calf Serum (FCS)?

How do the different Fetal Bovine Serum products manufactured by Atlanta Biologicals compare?

Why is serum heat inactivated?

Should I use heat inactivated serum?

How do I heat inactivate serum?

After I heat inactivated my serum, some precipitates are visible. Why?

How should serum be stored?

What procedure do you recommend for freezing serum?

How should I thaw serum to ensure that the performance is not compromised?

Is serum light-sensitive?

My serum contains flocculent material. What could it be?

Why is there lot-to-lot variability in serum?

Can I still use my serum if it arrives partially thawed?

How is off-the-clot Human Serum different from plasma-derived Human Serum?