Vaginal Fluid - Normal Samples - African American

Catalogue Number: 991-10-AA
Product Name Vaginal Fluid
Source Single Human Donor
Catalogue Number 991-10-AA
Form Liquid
Sample Size 1 donor x > 1 mL
Note: Each sample would be from a unique donor.
Viscosity Varies by donor. Inquire if you have a specific request.
Donor Gender Female
Donor Age Reported
Donor Race Black/African American
Donor Medical History Available by request
Preservatives None (Available by request)
Related Products 991-43-F - Rectal Swab from female donors
991-25-S - Vaginal Swab from donors
991-27-M - Buccal Swab from male donors
Storage -20°C
Recertification Due to differing stabilities of various biomarkers in this complex biological material it is not possible to assign a single expiration date that is relevant to all biomarkers. The end user should monitor the biomarkers of interest to verify suitability over time.
Infectious Disease Testing Not tested for infectious diseases. This material should be handled at the Biosafety Level 2 (BSL 2) as recommended for any potentially infectious human serum or blood specimen in the CDC/NIH manual "Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories", 2009.
Synonyms Vaginal secretion, vaginal ejaculation, vaginal mucus

Lee Biosolutions is the leading collector and distributor of human biological fluids and tissues for protein isolation, diagnostic manufacturing and medical research. Our laboratory is equipped to handle specific requests for isolation of cells, proteins, pooling requirements or specific aliquots of biological specimens. 

Custom preparations, technical support, bulk quantities and aliquoting available.

Vaginal lubrication is provided by the Bartholin's glands near the vaginal opening and the cervix. The membrane of the vaginal wall also produces moisture, although it does not contain any glands. Before and during ovulation, the cervix's mucus glands secretes different variations of mucus, which provides an alkaline environment in the vaginal canal that is favorable to the survival of sperm.

Since a healthy vagina is colonized by a mutually symbiotic flora of microorganisms that protect its host from disease-causing microbes, any attempt to upset this balance may cause many undesirable outcomes, including but not limited to abnormal discharge and yeast infection. The acidity of a healthy vagina of a woman of child-bearing age (a pH of around 4.5) is due to the degradation of glycogen to the lactic acid by enzymes secreted by the Döderlein's bacillus. This is a normal commensal of the vagina. The acidity retards the growth of many strains of dangerous microbes. REF: The Nature of Bacterial Host-Parasite Relationships in Humans, Kennith Tobar

Development of Anti-Infective Topical Microbicides: 1. Effects of Seminal and Vaginal Fluids and Other Additives on Viral Infection and Drug Efficacy. Antiviral Research, Volume 74, Issue 3, June 2007, Page A63

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991-10-AA-1 $ 1,819.13 1 Sample