Yes, the sodium citrate tube can be used to get an accurate platelet count if a patient’s platelets clump in the EDTA tube. The platelet count from the sodium citrate tube should be multiplied by 1.1 to account for the different blood to additive ratio in the citrate tube.
Greiner Bio-One blood collection tubes should be stored at 4-25°C (39-77°F).
VACUETTE® Tubes are irradiated to achieve sterility. These tubes are sterile on the interior only. We cannot recommend re-sterilizing the tubes, primarily due to pressure changes that take place during the re-sterilization cycle. Our tubes are under a specific negative pressure. During the re-sterilization cycle, this negative pressure may be disrupted and therefore the tubes may not draw the proper blood volume.
No, GBO does not claim that any of the tubes are endotoxin free.
|Tube Type||Recommended g-force relative centrifugal force (rcf)||Time (min)|
|VACUETTE ® Serum Tubes / with Sep / with Beads||1800 - 2200 g||10-15|
|VACUETTE ® EDTA Tubes / with Sep||1800 - 2200 g||10-15|
|VACUETTE ® Heparin Plasma Tubes / with Sep||1800 - 2200 g||10-15|
|VACUETTE ® Glucose Tubes||1800 - 2200 g||10-15|
|VACUETTE ® Homocystein Detection Tubes||2000 - 2200 g||10|
|VACUETTE ® Coagulation Tubes|
|- Platelet tests (PRP)||150 g||5|
|- Routine tests (PPP)||1500 - 2000 g||10|
|- Preparation for deep freeze plasma (PFP)||2500 - 3000 g||20|
VACUETTE® Blood Collection Tubes are made from a special formulation of the plastic, polyethylenetherephthalate (PET). This special formulation is extremely strong, dimensionally stable, and resistant to chemicals and breakage.
The expiry date indicates the shelf life of the product as determined by functional testing. To ensure accurate draw and test reliability, tubes should not be used after the expiry date. Expiry dates (last day of the month indicated) are printed on every VACUETTE® Blood Collection Tube and packaging.
Yes, VACUETTE® Blood Collection Tubes have a sterile interior.