Can EDTA k2 anticoagulant tubes containing blood samples be transported at room temperature

Release time:

2024-05-06


In clinical medicine and biological science research, the collection and transportation of blood samples are important links. EDTA K2 anticoagulant tube is a common blood collection container, and the EDTA K2 anticoagulant in it can prevent blood coagulation, thereby ensuring the stability of cell morphology and biochemical indicators in the sample. However, the question of whether EDTA K2 anticoagulant tubes containing blood samples can be transported at room temperature requires comprehensive consideration from multiple aspects.

 

EDTA k2 powder

 

Factors affecting EDTA k2 anticoagulant tubes during transportation

 

EDTA k2 anticoagulant tubes containing blood samples are affected by various factors such as temperature, time, and vibration during transportation. High or low temperatures can lead to changes in enzyme activity, cell morphology destruction, or instability of biochemical indicators in blood samples. Long term transportation may increase the risk of pollution, affect the quality of samples, and vibrations and bumps may also cause physical damage to blood samples.

 

Is it feasible to transport EDTA k2 anticoagulant tubes at room temperature

 

Normal temperature generally refers to the temperature range between 20 ℃ and 25 ℃. Within this temperature range, the enzyme activity, cell morphology, and biochemical indicators in blood samples are relatively stable. Therefore, theoretically, it is feasible to transport EDTA K2 anticoagulant tubes containing blood samples at room temperature. However, in order to ensure that there is no change in the blood sample inside the EDTA k2 anticoagulant tube, the following aspects need to be carefully considered:

 

1. Stability of EDTA K2 anticoagulant: The stability of EDTA K2 anticoagulant in anticoagulant tubes is one of the key factors affecting transportation at room temperature. EDTA K2, as a chelating agent, can bind with metal ions in the blood to prevent blood clotting. However, in high temperatures or prolonged exposure to the environment, the stability of anticoagulants may decrease, leading to coagulation of blood samples and ultimately affecting the accuracy of detection results.

 

2. Stability of blood cells: In addition to the stability of EDTA K2 anticoagulant, it is also necessary to consider the stability of cellular elements in the blood sample, such as red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. During long-term transportation, temperature fluctuations may cause damage or dissolution of blood cells, so it is also necessary to consider whether the length of time will have an impact on blood cells.

 

3. Requirements for testing items: Different testing items have different requirements for the stability and storage conditions of blood samples. Some testing items require high stability of blood cells and require samples to be stored at low temperatures to ensure accuracy. And other projects may be more suitable for transportation and storage conditions at room temperature, which requires making choices based on different projects.

 

4. Transportation time and distance: Another factor to consider is the transportation time and distance. Short distance room temperature transportation of EDTA k2 anticoagulant tubes containing blood samples may be relatively reliable, but long-term transportation may face risks of temperature fluctuations and environmental changes. Therefore, when considering whether to transport at room temperature, it is necessary to comprehensively consider the factors of transportation time and distance. Otherwise, prolonged transportation at room temperature may still lead to a decrease in the quality of blood samples and loss of diagnostic value.

 

Product packaging

 

The transportation of EDTA K2 anticoagulant tubes containing blood samples at room temperature requires comprehensive consideration of multiple factors. In some cases, short distance transportation at room temperature is feasible, but in long-distance or long-term situations, it is recommended to choose refrigerated or frozen conditions for transportation to ensure the stability of blood samples.

 

Desheng, as a manufacturer of EDTA K2 and other blood vessel additive raw materials, Desheng relies on advanced production processes and strict quality control to stably supply EDTA K2 powder with a delicate appearance and good water solubility. The blood vessel manufacturer operates conveniently during the preparation process without the need for cumbersome processing steps. And EDTA K2 powder has good anticoagulant effect, which can prevent the coagulation of blood samples during collection and transportation, ensuring that the quality of the samples is not damaged. At present, there is a low price promotion for spot goods. If you are interested, please click on the website to inquire about details and purchase!