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BD Vacutainer® Venous Blood Collection

Tube Guide

For the full array of BD Vacutainer® Blood Collection Tubes, visit www.bd.com/vacutainer.

Many are available in a variety of sizes and draw volumes (for pediatric applications). Refer to our website for full descriptions.

BD Vacutainer® Tubes

BD Vacutainer® Tubes

 

 

Inversions

 

 

 

with

with

 

 

at Blood

 

Your Lab’s

BD Hemogardâ„¢ Closure

Conventional Stopper

Additive

 

Collection*

Laboratory Use

Draw Volume/Remarks

 

 

• Clot activator and gel

5

For serum determinations in chemistry.

 

 

 

 

for serum separation

 

May be used for routine blood donor

 

 

Gold

Red/

 

 

 

screening and diagnostic testing of serum

 

 

Gray

 

 

 

for infectious disease.** Tube inversions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ensure mixing of clot activator with blood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blood clotting time: 30 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Lithium heparin

8

For plasma determinations in chemistry.

 

 

Light

Green/

and gel for plasma

 

Tube inversions ensure mixing of anticoagulant

 

 

separation

 

 

(heparin) with blood to prevent clotting.

 

 

Green

Gray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Silicone coated (glass)

0

For serum determinations in chemistry.

 

 

 

 

• Clot activator, Silicone

5

May be used for routine blood donor

 

 

Red

Red

coated (plastic)

 

 

screening and diagnostic testing of serum

 

 

 

 

 

for infectious disease.** Tube inversions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ensure mixing of clot activator with blood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blood clotting time: 60 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Thrombin-based clot

5 to 6

For stat serum determinations in chemistry.

 

 

Orange

 

activator with gel for

 

Tube inversions ensure mixing of clot activator

 

 

 

serum separation

 

with blood. Blood clotting time: 5 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Thrombin-based clot

8

For stat serum determinations in chemistry.

 

 

 

 

activator

 

 

Tube inversions ensure mixing of clot activator

 

 

Orange

 

 

 

 

with blood. Blood clotting time: 5 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Clot activator

 

8

For trace-element, toxicology, and

 

 

 

 

(plastic serum)

 

 

nutritional-chemistry determinations.

 

 

Royal

 

• K2EDTA (plastic)

8

Special stopper formulation provides

 

 

Blue

 

 

 

 

low levels of trace elements

 

 

 

 

 

 

(see package insert). Tube inversions ensure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mixing of either clot activator or anticoagulant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(EDTA) with blood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Sodium heparin

8

For plasma determinations in chemistry.

 

 

Green

Green

• Lithium heparin

8

Tube inversions ensure mixing of anticoagulant

 

 

 

 

 

(heparin) with blood to prevent clotting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Potassium oxalate/

8

For glucose determinations. Oxalate and

 

 

 

 

sodium fluoride

 

EDTA anticoagulants will give plasma

 

 

Gray

Gray

• Sodium fluoride/Na2 EDTA

8

samples. Sodium fluoride is the

 

 

 

 

• Sodium fluoride

8

antiglycolytic agent. Tube inversions

 

 

 

 

ensure proper mixing of additive with blood.

 

 

 

 

(serum tube)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• K2EDTA (plastic)

8

For lead determinations. This tube is certified

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to contain less than .01 µg/mL(ppm) lead.

 

 

Tan

 

 

 

 

Tube inversions prevent clotting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Sodium

 

8

SPS for blood culture specimen collections

 

 

 

 

polyanethol sulfonate (SPS)

 

in microbiology.

 

 

 

 

• Acid citrate dextrose

 

 

 

 

 

 

additives (ACD):

 

ACD for use in blood bank studies, HLA

 

 

 

 

Solution A -

 

8

phenotyping, and DNA and paternity testing.

 

 

 

Yellow

22.0 g/L trisodium citrate,

 

 

 

 

 

8.0 g/L citric acid, 24.5 g/L

 

Tube inversions ensure mixing of anticoagulant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dextrose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

with blood to prevent clotting.

 

 

 

 

Solution B -

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.2 g/L trisodium citrate,

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.8 g/L citric acid, 14.7 g/L

 

 

 

 

 

 

dextrose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Liquid K3EDTA (glass)

8

K2EDTA and K3EDTA for whole blood

 

 

 

 

• Spray-coated K EDTA

8

hematology determinations. K2EDTA may be

 

 

 

 

(plastic)

2

 

used for routine immunohematology testing,

 

 

Lavender

Lavender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and blood donor screening.***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tube inversions ensure mixing of anticoagulant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(EDTA) with blood to prevent clotting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• K2EDTA and gel for

8

For use in molecular diagnostic test methods

 

 

 

 

plasma separation

 

(such as, but not limited to, polymerase chain

 

 

White

 

 

 

 

reaction [PCR] and/or branched DNA [bDNA]

 

 

 

 

 

 

amplification techniques.) Tube inversions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ensure mixing of anticoagulant (EDTA) with

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

blood to prevent clotting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Spray-coated K2EDTA

8

For whole blood hematology determinations.

 

 

 

 

(plastic)

 

 

May be used for routine immunohematology

 

 

Pink

Pink

 

 

 

testing and blood donor screening.***

 

 

 

 

 

Designed with special cross-match label for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

patient information required by the AABB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tube inversions prevent clotting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Buffered sodium citrate

3-4

For coagulation determinations. CTAD for

 

 

Light

Light

0.105 M ( 3.2%) glass

 

selected platelet function assays and routine

 

 

0.109 M (3.2%) plastic

 

coagulation determination. Tube inversions

 

 

Blue

Blue

• Citrate, theophylline,

3-4

ensure mixing of anticoagulant (citrate) to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

adenosine, dipyridamole

 

prevent clotting.

 

 

 

 

(CTAD)

 

 

 

 

 

Clear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• None (plastic)

 

0

For use as a discard tube or secondary

 

 

Clear

New

 

 

 

specimen tube.

 

 

Red/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light Gray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: BD Vacutainer® Tubes for pediatric and partial draw applications can be found on our website.

BD Diagnostics

BD Global Technical Services: 1.800.631.0174

Preanalytical Systems

BD Customer Service: 1.888.237.2762

1 Becton Drive

www.bd.com/vacutainer

Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 USA

 

*Invert gently, do not shake

**The performance characteristics of these tubes have not been established for infectious disease testing in general; therefore, users must validate the use of these tubes for their specific assay-instrument/reagent system combinations and specimen storage conditions.

***The performance characteristics of these tubes have not been established for immunohematology testing in general; therefore, users must validate the use of these tubes for their specific assay-instrument/reagent system combinations and specimen storage conditions.

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