Frequently Asked Questions - Animal Biological Matrices

Can we request specific ages and genders?

Yes, samples may be requested as gender specific or within a certain age range.

Are the non-human primates tested for Herpes B ?

Yes, all non-human primates are Herpes B negative

How do you collect blood samples from your mice, rats, and other rodents?

Blood is collected via sterile cardiocentisis (cardiac puncture) to minimize hemolysis and maintain sterility.

What species and matrices do you offer?

Please refer to the Animal Biological section Blood, Fluid and Tissues for a full listing of our product offerings.

How much blood can you draw from a single animal?

Animal blood draw yields

SpeciesWhole Blood (mL)Plasma/Serum (mL) 
Cyno Female40-5015-20 
Cyno Male60-9025-30 
Guinea Pig83 to 4 
Rat83 to 4 
Mouse TissueMass (g)Rat TissueMass (g)
Male Brain0.5- 0.6Male Brain1.8
Female Brain0.4- 0.6Female Brain1.9
Male Heart0.1Male Heart1
Female Heart0.07Female Heart0.6
Male Kidney (pr.)0.5Male Kidney (pr.)1.7
Female Kidney (pr.)0.4Female Kidney (pr.)1.4
Male Liver1.4Male Liver11.6
Female Liver2Female Liver9.4
Male Lung0.2- 0.3Male Lung1.6
Female Lung0.09- 0.1Female Lung1.6
Male Pancreas0.2Male Pancreas1.7
Female Pancreas0.2Female Pancreas0.7
Male Spleen0.2Male Spleen0.8
Female Spleen0.2Female Spleen0.6

Are your animals naive?

Our animal products are collected from non-medicated and non-immunized animals.

Can you collect matrices or from species not listed on the Animal Biological section Blood, Fluid and Tissues?

Yes, please contact us with your project requirements.