Friday, September 21, 2012


  • A blood collection tube is made up of sterile glass or plastic tube with a closure that is evacuated to create a vacuum inside the tube facilitating the draw of a predetermined volume of liquid. 
  • Most common application is to draw a blood sample directly from the vein and also to collect urine samples.
  • The Vacutainer system consists of a double-pointed needle, a plastic holder or adapter, and a series of vacuum tubes with rubber stoppers of different colors. 
  • A blood transfer device is a one-piece latex-free device that meets all procedural and safety standards for blood transfer.
  • In chemistry, Vacutainer heparin tubes used for plasma determinations which are spray coated.

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