VACUETTE CAT Serum Fast Tube
Greiner Bio-One’s new VACUETTE CAT Serum Fast Tube is the optimal tube whenever results are needed fast. It enables serum to be analysed as quickly as plasma. The tube is coated with a mixture of Blood Clotting Activator (BCA) and thrombin. Thrombin, as an accelerator, speeds up the coagulation process: coagulation takes just five minutes, followed by centrifugation for five to ten minutes, giving the tube a major time-saving advantage over conventional serum tubes with a usual duration of about 40 minutes. Thanks to this short coagulation time, blood collection is also possible shortly before transport to the laboratory. Furthermore, the added gel forms a stable barrier between the serum and the cellular components of the whole blood after centrifugation. So, another advantage is the better preservation of the sample quality. The five-minute coagulation time rules out post clotting in the laboratory. As a result, preanalytical errors are reduced and accurate values can be used for diagnosis.