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What are SPS tubes?
Last Updated: 2nd June, 2020
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People also ask, what is SPS in phlebotomy?
Sodium polyanethole sulfonate (SPS) is the most common anticoagulant used in commercial blood culture bottles. SPS has been shown to function as an anticoagulant (4) and as an inhibitor of humoral and cellular elements that might interfere with bacterial growth.
Additionally, what are the different blood collection tubes? Red-Top Tube - This tube has no anticoagulant and is used for many chemistry tests, drug levels, and blood bank procedures. Navy Blue-Top Tube - There are two general types - one with K2 EDTA and one with no anti-coagulant. Serum Separator Tube (SST®) - This tube contains a clot activator and serum gel separator.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what is SPS additive?
Additive: anticoagulant SPS (Sodium Polyanetholsulfonate) & ACD (acid citrate dextrose) What additive does: Prevents the blood from clotting and stabilizes bacterial growth.
What is gray top tube used for?
Grey-top tube (potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride) This tube contains potassium oxalate as an anticoagulant and sodium fluoride as a preservative – used to preserve glucose in whole blood and for some special chemistry tests.