Why is it called a vacutainer?

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A Vacutainer blood collection tube is a sterile glass or plastic test tube with a colored rubber stopper that creates a vacuum seal inside the tube and makes it easier to draw a predetermined volume of fluid. A Vacutainer Blood Collection tube is a sterile glass or plastic test tube with a colored rubber stopper that creates a vacuum seal inside the tube and makes it easier to draw a predetermined volume of liquid. In-stock items ordered and processed by 15:00 Eastern Standard Time will be shipped the same day.

Why is it called Vacutainer?

As the name suggests, a Vacutainer is a complete system for taking blood from the patient into the vacuum blood collection tube. These tubes consist of different types of preservatives or anticoagulants for carrying out different types of blood tests. Based on the components present in the tubes, the tube may primarily be an EDTA tube, a serum tube, a

heparin tube, a sodium fluoride tube, a coagulation tube, an ESR tube, etc.

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Vacutainer tubes also contain additives to stabilize and preserve blood samples before analysis. As shown in the illustration, the main components of Vacutainer needles are the chamfer, shank, threaded tray, and rubber sleeve that cover the needle. A vacutainer can be defined as a proprietary vacuum blood collection tube to facilitate blood collection. The other side of the needle is inserted into the vein, and the vacutainer tube is inserted into the plastic holder to draw blood.

Why are red glass tubes used?

To make the vein stand out better, the patient may be asked to hold a rubber ball, a thick bundle of gauze, etc.. to detain. Since the additives are not interchangeable, it is necessary to consult the sample requirements section of the individual test descriptions to determine the appropriate collection Requirements for the ordered test. There are numerous coagulation factors (factor VIII, factor IX, etc.) that are involved in blood coagulation. For information on the sample collection process, refer to the order of collection with multiple tube collections and the tests found elsewhere in this laboratory testing guide to meet sample specifications

Do not use gel barrier tubes to collect samples for therapeutic drug monitoring. Direct To submit Coombs, blood types, and blood types.

Are Vacutainer tubes sterile?

The needle that pierces the tubes can move additives from one tube to the next, so the sequence is standardized so that cross-contamination of additives does not affect laboratory results. In addition, the exact volume that should be taken from a particular Vacutainer tube is shown on the label of each tube to minimize the errors that can occur if more or less blood is drawn into the tube, as each tube is an anticoagulant or additive, or a Clot activator in some and the ratio of blood to additive must be maintained to obtain the exact values of the tests. Vacutainer tubes may contain additives, primarily anticoagulants, which are intended to stabilize and preserve the blood sample before analytical testing.

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