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BD Vacutainer® SST II Advance Tubes (PET) 3.5mL

Product code: 367956

Pack Size: 10x100
CE Verified: CE IVD
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Product Information

The BD Vacutainer® SST™ II Advance blood collection tubes are used for coagulation studies. The PET tubes are available in a range of size and can be identified by a Gold cap.

This PET tube has a 3.5ml draw volume and measures 13mm diameter and 75mm height. The gold cap has the BD Hemogard™ tube closure, designed to protect from blood which may splatter when the tube is opened. The rubber stopper is recessed inside the plastic shield, preventing exposure to blood present on the stopper.

These tubes contain an inert gel barrier that separates the serum from the blood clot during centrifugation, preventing contamination of the serum. For example, in serum certain analytes such as potassium, phosphorus and glucose should be separated from the cells within a few hours - otherwise the results will be significantly impacted. Using BD SST™ II Advance tubes, routine analytes in clinical chemistry such as potassium are still stable after a week of storage at 2-8ºC. Clinical evaluation of special chemistries such as therapeutic drugs, proteins, peptides, steroids and vitamins demonstrates a high degree of stability within the BD SST™ II Advance.

The main advantages of gel tubes versus non-gel tubes are:
• Stable barrier between serum and clotted blood during transportation and storage, leading to better analyte stability.
• Better sample quality.
• Optimisation of the work flow: short centrifugation time, sample processing and archiving in the primary tube.
• No requirement for secondary tubes, reducing the possibility of mis-identification.

Clotting times
The minimum recommended clotting time for BD Vacutainer® SSTTM II Advance tubes is 30 minutes.

Centrifugation conditions
1300-2000 g for 10 minutes or alternatively, according to the BD study VS 7228 3000 g for 5 minutes at 18-25°C4.

Storage conditions
BD Vacutainer® SSTTM II Advance should be stored at 4-25°C and protected from direct sunlight during storage. Cooling of the tube by or during centrifugation can affect the movement capability of the gel. The optimum separation of serum and coagulated blood is achieved at a temperature of 20-25°C.

This product is provided in cases of 1000 tubes (10 packs of 100 tubes).


• Dimensions (Diameter x Height): 13mm x 75mm
• Draw Volume: 3.5 mL
• Preservative: Silica (Clot Activator)
• Separator: Gel
• Tube Material: Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
• Label: Block
• Cap closure: BD Hemogard™
• Cap Colour: Gold


  • Brand Becton Dickinson
  • Sterile N
  • CE Certified CE IVD
  • Warranty Period Standard Terms Apply
  • Is product classified as dangerous goods? No
  • Does the product contain latex? Unspecified
  • Volume 3.5

Storage Details

  • Pack Description 10x100
  • Shipping Condition Ambient
  • Storage Condition Ambient
  • Pack Length (m) 0.43
  • Pack Width (m) 0.18
  • Pack Height (m) 0.3
  • Pack Weight (kg) 0.00

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