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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Blood Collection Tube ♦ Cautionary Note ♦ Assay Interference ♦ Select Immunoassay ♦ Plastic Tube ♦ Blood Clot ♦ Bd Vacu-tainer Blood Collection Tube ♦ Recent Publication ♦ Glass Tube ♦ Optimal Recovery ♦ Lab-oratory Analysis ♦ Certain Instrument Platform ♦ Multiple Addi-tives ♦ Safety Consider-ations ♦ Surfactant Present ♦ Several Supplier ♦ Silica Particle
Abstract Recent publications (1, 2) have re-ported an association between the surfactant present in BD Vacu-tainer ® blood collection tubes and interference in select immunoassays on certain instrument platforms. Blood collection tubes contain not only surfactants but multiple addi-tives that contribute to the optimal recovery of serum or plasma for lab-oratory analysis. For plastic tubes, which are largely replacing glass tubes because of safety consider-ations, several suppliers have added silica particles to promote blood clot-
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
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Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study