VACUETTE® FC Mix Tube
The breakdown of glucose (glycolysis) in venous blood samples is of great significance in pre-analytics, particularly in relation to the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and gestational diabetes. Greiner Bio-One has the optimum solution in the form of the VACUETTE® FC Mix tube made of highly-transparent PET plastic. A citrate fluoride additive in the form of a powder in the tube stabilises the in vivo concentration of glucose in the sample. Should the tubes be expected to be stored longer than 24 hours at room temperature, samples should be immediately centrifuged after blood collection in order to be stored for up to 48 hours at room temperature. This allows for reliable diagnosis of diabetes conditions and avoids false negative analysis results. The stabilisation is carried out in the whole blood and therefore does not require immediate centrifugation.
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