Frequently Asked Questions

How do I order from George King Bio-Medical, Inc.?

Ordering is very simple. Call us at 1-800-255-5108 from 8:00am to 5:00pm CST and a live person will take your order, email plasma@kingbiomed.com, or fax your order to 1-913-469-0871.

Do you accept credit cards for payment?

We accept Visa, Master Card and American Express.

How is my order shipped?

Plasmas are shipped on dry ice in Styrofoam cartons via FedEx. You may select overnight or 2 day service. Please contact us directly regarding international shipments.

Where is George King Bio-Medical, Inc. located?

We are located in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, MO, in the heartland of the USA.

How long has your company been in business:

George King founded our company in December of 1973 in Salem, New Hampshire. The company was relocated in Overland Park, Kansas in 1978.

How do I store your products?

Recommended storage is -70°C. Stability until the expiry date is assured when stored at this temperature. Plasmas may also be stored at temperatures of -20°C to -69°C. Guidelines for storage at these temperatures are available.

How do I prepare the plasma for use?

Thaw and use! We recommend thawing in a circulating water bath at 37°C. No reconstitution is necessary.

What anticoagulant is used when collecting your plasmas?

Sodium citrate is the anticoagulant used.

Does your FVIII Deficient Plasma contain any von Willebrand factor?

Yes, each George King FVIII deficient donor has been screened and found to have normal levels of von Willebrand factor.

Why are your products the best available for coagulation testing?

George King Bio-Medical, Inc. products are frozen human plasmas collected from carefully screened donors. Plasmas contain no preservatives or buffers.

Can your Pooled Normal Plasma (PNP) be used for mixing studies?

Yes, the PNP has been certified normal for coagulation factors. A Certificate of Analysis (CofA) accompanies each order.

Can your PNP be used as a negative control for lupus anticoagulant testing?

Yes, PNP is a platelet poor plasma tested negative for lupus anticoagulant. Testing is reported on the CofA.

How many donors are in your PNP?

An average of 53 donors are included in lots prepared recently. A minimum of 30 donors are included in every lot of PNP. Plasmas from an approximately equal number of males and females are included.

Can I use your products on my instrument?

Absolutely! Our products ARE human plasmas containing no buffers or preservatives. If you cannot use them on your instrument, how can you test your patients’ plasmas?

Do you sequester lots for standing orders?

Yes, your account representative can help you project your needs and aid in your selection of products.

Can I request special packaging or am I restricted to pre-packaged boxes?

Every order is a custom order. Products are sold by the vial. You may order any quantity. We package the products at your request.