Ulcerative Colitis Whole Blood and Plasma

Ulcerative colitis is the most common form of inflammatory bowel disease. It is characterized by continuous mucosal inflammation that starts in the rectum and extends proximally. In ulcerative colitis, the lining of the colon becomes inflamed and develops tiny open sores, or ulcers, that produce pus and mucous. The combination of inflammation and ulceration can cause abdominal discomfort and frequent emptying of the colon. Ulcerative colitis can also affect extraintestinal tissues mainly including the skin, joints, eyes, and liver. Development of ulcerative colitis can be linked to genetic predisposition, epithelial barrier defects, dysregulated immune responses, gut microbiome and other environmental factors.

We can obtain whole blood and plasma samples from these patients when they become available to our network of clinicians. Some disease types may have a long backorder depending on the frequency of the disease occurrence in the general population. All samples come from fully consented IRB approved collections.

Key differences between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC):


Crohn’s disease

Ulcerative colitis

  • Inflammation may develop anywhere in the GI tract from the mouth to the anus
  • Limited to the large intestine (colon and rectum)
  • Most commonly occurs at the end of the small intestine
  • Occurs in the rectum and colon, involving a part or the entire colon
  • May appear in patches
  • Appears in a continuous pattern
  • May extend through entire thickness of bowel wall
  • Inflammation occurs in innermost lining of the intestine
  • About 67% of people in remission will have at least 1 relapse over the next 5 years
  • About 30% of people in remission will experience a relapse in the next year

 

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Catalog# Format Product name Size Price Quantity  
UC-013-450ml Fresh Ulcerative Colitis Whole Blood and Plasma 450 mL
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UC-013-200ml Fresh Ulcerative Colitis Whole Blood and Plasma 200 mL
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UC-013-100ml Fresh Ulcerative Colitis Whole Blood and Plasma 100 mL
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UC-013-50ml Fresh Ulcerative Colitis Whole Blood and Plasma 50 mL
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UC-011-1ml Frozen Ulcerative Colitis Whole Blood and Plasma 1 mL
$199.00
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