EDTA Tube (K2 & K3)
Ampulab EDTA Tubes are coated with K2-EDTA or K3-EDTA for blocking coagulation cascade by binding calcium ions in the blood sample. EDTA tubes must be inverted 8 – 10 times to assure complete mixing with blood for correct coagulation value. EDTA Tubes are used for direct sampling analysis since erythrocytes and leucocytes are stable for 24 hours with EDTA while thrombocytes are stable for 6 – 8 hours. Blood smearing should be done within 3 hours after blood collection.
EDTA tubes are for the examination of whole blood in haematology.