Are red top tubes sterile?

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Vacutainer tubes may contain additives that stabilize and preserve the sample before analytical testing. A vacutainer blood collection tube is a sterile glass or plastic test tube with a colored rubber stopper that creates a vacuum seal within the tube and makes it easier to draw a predetermined volume of fluid. Vacutainers have the advantage that they are manufactured with additives that allow multiple pipes to be removed easily and have a lower chance of hemolysis. Vacutainer technology was developed by Joseph Kleiner in 1947 and is currently being marketed by Becton Dickinson (B-D).

Vacutainer tubes may contain additional substances that preserve blood for processing in a medical laboratory.

What is a BD Vacutainer used for?

Vacutainer tubes may contain additional substances that preserve blood for processing in a medical laboratory. A vacutainer blood collection tube is a sterile glass or plastic test tube with a colored rubber stopper that creates a vacuum seal within the tube and makes it easier to draw a predetermined volume of fluid.

What are the requirements for Vacutainer blood collection?

Blood collected with an anticoagulant suitable for the test described cannot be considered suitable for other tests. Push the slide quickly along the entire length of the slide and draw a thin line of blood behind you. A syringe is usually used for patients who are difficult to remove through routine venipuncture procedures, including techniques that use a safety wing blood collection kit (butterfly). Take whole blood in an amount equal to two and a half times the volume of serum required to obtain a sufficient amount of serum.

Attempts to push more blood into the tube by applying pressure, such as collecting with a syringe, resulting in red blood cell damage (hemolysis).

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