Vacutainer EDTA Hemogard 3 ml, 100/pk


EDTA salts (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) are used to anticoagulate whole blood for haematological investigations, as the cellular components of the blood are particularly well preserved by EDTA. The anticoagulation is achieved by the EDTA forming complexes with metal ions such as calcium, therefore inhibiting the coagulation cascade. 
Anticoagulation with EDTA is irreversible.
To avoid micro-clotting, mix the EDTA tube with 8-10 inversions immediately after the blood sample has been taken.

BD has become aware that thiuram, a material found in the rubber stoppers of the BD Vacutainer® EDTA and the
BD Vacutainer®Lithium Heparin blood collection tubes, is not compatible with Anodic Stripping Voltammetry (ASV) methodology.
This methodology is known to be used within the Magellan LeadCare® testing systems.
The thiruam can sometimes release sulphur (sulfur)-containing gases, which may dissolve into the blood sample and bind the lead particles.
This chemical reaction makes it difficult for the Magellan lead tests to detect the correct amount of lead in a sample.

Weight including packaging in kg 0,73
Barcode 0130382903688570