For Glucose and lactate determination. BD’s Vacutainer glucose tube with Sodium Fluoride/Potassium Oxalate.
Glucose values in unpreserved blood samples decrease quickly after collection as glucose is metabolized by the blood cells.
The Fluoride additive stops the enzymatic activity of the glycolytic pathway.
To avoid micro-clotting, mix the BD Vacutainer Glucose tube with 8-10 inversions immediately after the blood sample has been taken.