VACUETTE® glucose tubes are used to determine glucose. All glucose tubes (except FC mix) can also be used for the determination of lactate.
The glucose tube from Greiner Bio-One is available in three versions: FX sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate, FE sodium fluoride/K3 EDTA and FC mix.
The powder additive in the FC mix tube lowers the pH and blocks the pH-dependent enzymes that would be active in the initial phase of the glycolysis cascade. The combination of the citrate-fluoride-EDTA additive in the tube stabilizes the in vivo concentration of glucose in the sample from the beginning. The sample is stabilized for up to 48 hours immediately after collection.
Our gray top glucose blood tubes are used to preserve glucose in whole blood. See our available Sodium Fluoride tubes here in a variety of sizes and types.
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.