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HUMAN BLOOD AND BIOLOGICALS IS OUR SPECIALTY. CUSTOMER SERVICE IS WHAT WE DO.

Our Products & Services

Donor Samples or Aliquots-- Per Customer Specification

  • Whole Blood
  • Serum
  • Plasma in desired anticoagulant
  • Urine with matching blood test results

Disease State Serum/Plasma

  • HBsAg
  • HIV
  • HCV
  • HBc
  • HTLV-I/II

Reagent or Diagnostic Red Cells or Wholeblood

  • Special Phenotype Profiles
  • Rare antigens
  • A/S or A/A
  • HLA typed
  • Source Leukocytes

Processed Serum (Human serum from source or recovered plasma)

  • Negative for HBsAg, HIV 1-2, HCV and RPR
  • Processed to customer specifications
  • Delipidated for optical clarity

Coagulation Specialty Plasmas (Flash Frozen)

Human plasma designed specifically for use as a coagulation calibrator.  Use of single donor plasma provides significantly higher recovery values of all clotting and fibrinolytic activities. Optimal concentration of clotting factors.

  • pH adjusted as required
  • 4% sodium citrate (or as specified)
  • Activation inhibited (optional)
  • Flash frozen at -70 deg. C. for maximum stability
  • Negative for HBV, HIV 1-2, HCV and RPR
  • Coumadin Plasma
  • Normal Pool Plasma  (custom aliquoting)

Our “SINGLE DONOR CITRATED PLASMA FLASH FROZEN” units are similar to “FRESH FROZEN PLASMA” but is not intended for transfusion use.  For many years, Continental has been producing this product for use in manufacturing coagulation controls.

Individual donors are bled into 4% Sodium Citrate solution.  The Whole Blood unit is immediately centrifuged and the plasma is expressed off of the cells into a high-impact plastic bottle.  The bottle and side samples are immersed in a freezing bath at –70 degrees C.  The flash freezing within minutes of draw preserves critical plasma factors. The product is maintained at low temperature and shipped on dry ice after found to be clear of viral markers and syphilis.

Single Donor Plasmas

Individual donor plasmas can be drawn in Sodium Citrate, ACD, CPD, CPDA-1, Heparin or EDTA for specialized needs.

  • Liquid or flash frozen at -70o C.
  • Custom anticoagulants available
  • Inhibitors (activation, fibrinolytic or general protease) can be added at time of draw or prior to freezing.
  • Negative for HBsAg, HIV 1-2, HCV and RPR

Source Plasma

Continental Services Group is licensed to perform automated plasmapheresis for in vitro applications. Donors can be selected and processed per customer requirements consistent with FDA guidelines. We also offer donor services to licensed entities that identify donors of interest.
Continental’s Source Plasma licensure allows draws from donors with the following disease associated antibodies (IgG):

  • C-Reactive Protein
  • Mononucleosis (Epstein Barr)
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • Herpes Type I
  • Herpes Type II
  • Varicella Zoster
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Pseudomonas
  • Rubella
  • Mumps
  • Hepatitis A (Anti-HAV)
  • Hepatitis B (Anti-HBs)
  • Hepatitis B core (Anti-HBc)(with Anti-HBs)
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Rubeola
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Chlamydia
  • Hemophilus influenza

 

See “Source Plasma Product Licenses” button below, for a listing of IgM disease state Source Plasma material.

Packed Red Blood Cells

RBCs in CPDA-1, ACD or CPD

  • Sized for MCV
  • 48-hour turnaround
  • Negative for HBsAg, HIV 1-2, HCV and RPR
  • Blood group specific

Buffy Coats

Wide choice of anticoagulants

Off-Clot Serum

  •     Negative for HBsAg, HIV 1-2, HCV and RPR
  •     Individual units or pools of up to 100 liters
  •     Male or female, as specified
  •     Blood group specific (AB Negative, etc.)
  •     Custom specifications on request

Platelet Concentrates

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We cater to individual customer requirements. Contact Cori for more information.

Take a look at our certifications and licenses.

IgM Disease State Source Plasma Product Licenses