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Tubes, Blood Collection/Centrifuge, Serum Separation

Definition : Blood-collection and centrifugation tubes designed to remove fibrin from the serum portion of blood samples. These devices typically are glass or more frequently shatter-resistant plastic tubes that have filtering capabilities, such as special granules or gels applied to the internal walls to provide a barrier that separates fibrin and other particulates from the serum. Serum separation tubes are intended to avoid second centrifugation and secondary sample preparation and/or tube labeling; the tubes are available for use in angle-head or horizontal-head centrifuges. They permit direct sampling into automated laboratory devices from primary collection tubes.

Entry Terms : "Serum Separation Tubes" , "Tubes, Serum Skimmer"

UMDC code : 16812

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