Below is the recommended thawing procedure for frozen serum. This thawing procedure can be used for frozen plasma as well.
- Remove the serum bottles from the freezer and allow them to acclimate to room temperature for approximately 10 minutes.
- Place each container in a 30 to 37 °C water bath or incubator. Excessive temperatures will degrade heat labile nutrients. If using a water bath, prevent the bottle caps from being completely submerged.
- Gently swirl or shake the bottles every 10 - 15 minutes until the serum is completely thawed.