VACUETTE® EDTA tubes are used for determinations in EDTA whole blood for haematology, immunohaematology or for the molecular biological identification of viruses, parasites and bacteria after centrifugation and plasma for clinical chemistry.

EDTA tubes from Greiner Bio-One are available in three versions: K2E K2EDTA, K2E K2EDTA Separator and K3E K3 EDTA.

The additive potassium EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) contained in the tube interferes with calcium and thus blockades the coagulation cascade.

EDTA should not use for trace element testing e.g. lead.

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Additional Product Information

Our purple and pink top EDTA blood tubes are primarily used for drawing blood for hematology studies. See our available products in a variety of sizes and types in this categories:


Greiner Bio-One manufactures high-quality blood collection tubes under the VACUETTE® Blood Tube brand name. Most VACUETTE® Blood Tubes contain chemical additives, which in combination with a pre-determined vacuum, guarantee the correct mixing ratio of blood sample to additive. Reliable results make VACUETTE® Blood Collection Tubes the optimal collection product for analysis with all current instrumentation. All tubes are CE marked.

Product Highlights

Preanalytic Pulse: Tips for Avoiding Short Draw or Quantity Not Sufficient
Preanalytic Pulse / PDF, 798 KB
Preanalytic Pulse: Platelet Clumping and Other Considerations with EDTA Additive
Preanalytic Pulse / PDF, 413 KB
Preanalytic Pulse: Good Phlebotomy Technique
Preanalytic Pulse / PDF, 446 KB
Preanalytic Pulse: Serum or Plasma?
Preanalytic Pulse / PDF, 497 KB
Preanalytic Pulse: Validation Checklist
Preanalytic Pulse / PDF, 618 KB
Preanalytic Pulse: Sample Centrifugation
Preanalytic Pulse / PDF, 718 KB
Preanalytic Pulse: Troubleshooting Hemolysis
Preanalytic Pulse / PDF, 194 KB
Preanalytic Pulse: Troubleshooting Fibrin
Preanalytic Pulse / PDF, 394 KB
VACUETTE® Blood Collection Techniques Booklet
Brochure / PDF, 2 MB
VACUETTE® Preanalytics Manual
Brochure / PDF, 1 MB
VACUETTE® Blood Collection Tubes: Tube guide
Flyer / PDF, 247 KB
VACUETTE® Blood Collection Tubes brochure
Brochure / PDF, 2 MB
Best Practices - VACUETTE® Blood Collection Tubes
Poster - Info / PDF, 953 KB
19 Steps of Venous Blood Collection
Poster - Info / PDF, 566 KB
Evacuated Blood Collection System (USA)
IFU Instructions for Use / PDF, 223 KB / FOR USA ONLY!
PSDS_VACUETTE® Blood Collection Tubes Stopper
Product Safety Data Sheet / PDF, 119 KB / Document that lists information regarding occupational safety and health
Product Safety Data Sheet / PDF, 119 KB / Document that lists information regarding occupational safety and health
Application Note_EDTA Optical appearance of additive
Application Notes / PDF, 102 KB / Specific product-related topics providing assistance and (technical) information about the product
OEM - From standard products to fully customized solutions
Brochure / PDF, 2 MB
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