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Safety Plastic Collection Tubes

Many medial offices, clinics, hospitals, and reference labs have now replaced their glass collection tubes with plastic collection tubes. Plastic tubes are shatter proof which prevents potential injury and hazardous spills should they drop and fall. Safer tubes also means less time spent on having to repeat blood draws because of broken tubes. Also, plastic tubes are more cost effective, since using plastic tubes reduces disposal costs and cost for rigid sharps containers for discarded tubes.

Several manufacturing companies are marketing their plastic collection tubes as a safe alternative to outdated glass collection products


Attention: Professionals who draw blood into plastic tubes may be unaware that the so called
"non-additive" plastic tubes, such as red top plain tubes, actually contain ultra-fine clotting agents!


Watch this short phlebotomy video clip!


attention ATTENTION: Please realize that this video (published from YouTube) is NOT HERE TO TEACH you phlebotomy techniques, but merely to show you different scenarios of the phlebotomist's daily routine. The video may contain techniques, or procedures that do not conform to proper, and/or safe venipuncture protocol.

 


The following companies offer plastic blood collection tubes:

  • Greiner Bio-One--Monroe, NC
  • BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Franklin Lakes, NJ
  • Sarstedt, Inc., Newton, NC
  • Kendall Health care Products, Mansfield, MA

Go to BD and review lab notes:
The BD Vacutainer® tubes and order of draw chart is here.

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