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Franklin Lakes, NJ, United States, 2010/10/25 - The BD Vacutainer® Rapid Serum Tube (RST) is a blood collection device designed to help acute healthcare facilities rapidly analyze blood serum for patient diagnosis. NYSE: BDX
• Enables Rapid Blood Serum Analysis;
• Features BD Hemogard™ Safety-Engineered Closure;
• Cleared by U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k).
Available from BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), the device is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It features the BD Hemogard™ safety-engineered closure, which enhances healthcare worker safety as well as compatibility with clinical analyzers utilizing front-end automation.
"Blood test results drive many important medical decisions, including how to treat or medicate patients,” said Ana Stankovic, MD, PhD, MSPH, Vice President, Medical and Scientific Affairs and Clinical Operations for BD Diagnostics - Preanalytical Systems. “Technologies such as the BD Vacutainer® Rapid Serum Tube can help reduce the time it takes to get answers from blood tests and have a significant impact on patient care and hospital productivity.” The BD Hemogard™ closure further contributes to lab productivity by seamlessly interacting with lab automation.
With a five-minute clotting time and as little as three minutes of centrifugation (at 4000 g), the BD Vacutainer® Rapid Serum Tube can offer savings of up to 32 minutes of laboratory time. Standard serum separator tubes require a 30-minute clot time followed by 10 minutes of centrifugation before clinical laboratory professionals can begin analyzing the sample and getting test results.
“By taking essentially one sixth of the time of standard serum tubes to clot, the BD Vacutainer® Rapid Serum Tube is poised to help facilities significantly improve patient throughput, especially in places like emergency rooms where decisions to admit or treat patients are often based on blood test results,” said Stankovic.
For more information about the BD Vacutainer® Rapid Serum Blood Collection Tube with the BD Hemogard™ Safety-Engineered Closure, contact:
BD Technical Services at 1.800.631.0174 or visit bd.com/vacutainer/rst.
About BD Vacutainer®Blood Collection Products
The widely accepted standard of collecting blood (phlebotomy) for medical diagnostic analysis is performed with a phlebotomy needle and evacuated tube. The vacuum force inside the tube gently draws blood from the patient’s vein through the phlebotomy needle and into the evacuated tube. BD offered the first such device for sale in 1949, the Evacutainer, which was invented by Joseph Kleiner. Producing more than 4 billion units annually for use in human healthcare, veterinary care and medical research, BD remains the world’s largest manufacturer of evacuated blood collection tubes.
BD (bd.com) is a leading global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. The Company is dedicated to improving people's health throughout the world. BD is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing research, discovery and production of new drugs and vaccines. BD's capabilities are instrumental in combating many of the world's most pressing diseases. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD employs approximately 29,000 associates in more than 50 countries throughout the world. The Company serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public.