Does gamma irradiation affect serum performance?
When serum receives a standard dosage of gamma irradiation, no initial loss of performance is observed.
Gamma Irradiation kills viruses, it also effects proteins and reduces the hemoglobin level in the serum which can modify the physical appearance of the serum.
However, gamma irradiation decreases the serum metabolites and could slightly affect grow promotion, cloning and plating efficiency with some cell lines. These possible observed results can vary depending on specific applications.