Glucose and lactate determination
- BD Vacutainer® glucose tubes are available in Sodium Fluoride, Potassium Oxalate and Sodium Fluoride EDTA.
- Glucose values in unpreserved blood samples decrease quickly after collection as glucose is metabolised by the blood cells.
- The additives contained in BD Vacutainer® Fluoride/Oxalate and Fluoride/EDTA tubes will stop enzymatic activity at the glycolytic pathway.
One advantage of the Fluoride/EDTA tube over the Fluoride Oxalate tube is that the marker HbA1c can be determined from the same tube, so no additional tube sample needs to be taken.
≤1300 g for 10 minutes at 18-25°C