Quad Five's sheep blood, horse blood, bovine blood and goat blood products are collected and processed specifically to order. To provide the highest quality possible, blood products are collected within 8-24 hours of shipment.
Providing bulk sheep blood and horse blood to pour plate manufacturers is the core of Quad Five's business. Whether you require 1 or 100 liters, please call us for more information.
Blood is mechanically defibrinated in the original collection bag and pooled before final filling. Ship bags are gamma irradiated and equipped with a filter and luer lock connectors. Volumes can be customized to your batch size. Oxygen can be added to bags upon request.
Minimum packed cell volume for sheep and goats is 35%.
Minimum packed cell volume for horses and cattle is 38%.
Washed Red Blood Cells in 0.85% Saline
Cells are washed three times in .85% saline and packed 50:50 v/v in .85% saline. Also available using PBS (phosphate buffered saline).
Blood in Anticoagulant
Blood is available in a variety of anticoagulants, Alsevers, Citrate, Sodium Oxalate, Heparin, and EDTA.
Custom anticoagulants are available. Please ask if you do not see the anticoagulant you need listed here.
Defibrinated blood is lysed using 50:50 v/v sterile D.I. water.
Defibrinated blood is processed through three freeze/thaw cycles and shipped frozen for extended shelf life.
Laked / Lysed Blood
Defibrinated blood is lysed using 50:50 v/v sterile D.I. water and processed through three freeze/thaw cycles.
Laked / Lysed Supernate Blood
Defibrinated blood is lysed using 50:50 v/v sterile D.I. water, processed through three freeze/thaw cycles,
and then clarified by centrifugation to remove cell debris.
All bottled blood products from 100-1000ml are packaged in PETG square media bottles.
Sheep serum, horse serum, bovine serum, and goat serum are sterile filtered in 600 liter lots and packaged in
500ml bottles or 3.0 L sterile containers.
Sheep plasma, horse plasma, bovine plasma, and goat plasma is available. It will be produced in the
anticoagulant and packaging of your choice and provided as raw material or sterile filtered. Call for current
pricing and availability.
Quad Five maintains an inventory of sterile plasma produced in citrate, for all four donor species.
Plasma Derived Serum
Plasma derived serum is available from all four donor species (sheep, horse, cattle, goat). It is collected in acid citrate dextrose and artificially clotted with CaCl2 to remove the fibrin, but retain the clotting factors.
All sterile serum products are packaged in PETG square media bottles and bulk 3.0L packaging in F style jugs.
There is a 28 day expiration for perishable blood products and 5 year expiration for frozen products.