Improves Efficiency and Enhances Workflow

Drives efficiencies, saves costs

BD Barricor™ drives efficiencies and potential cost savings by:


  • Reducing the number of tubes (and blood) collected (for TDM or zinc testing)
  • Reducing centrifugation time
  • Reducing cellular contamination, eliminating gel artifacts, and eliminating fibrin due to insufficiently clotted serum sample, which may impact:
    • Sample inspection and remediation
    • Sample re-collection
    • Instrument maintenance
    • Retesting of sensitive assays

 



Compatible with all BD Vacutainer® blood collection systems Compatible with patients on anticoagulant therapy (does not have clotting variability of a serum tube) Compatible with testing for hydrophobic drugs (TDM), which eliminates need to draw a second tube for testing Low-zinc stopper eliminates the need to draw an additional tube for zinc testing

Stable mechanical barrier protects sample integrity during handling and transport Greater analyte stability (vs plasma gel) allows for longer transport times More robust for temperature excursions during transport: the mechanical separator is not sensitive to temperature variation The barrier maintains integrity through one freeze-thaw cycle

No clotting time required Eliminates clotting time management

As low as 3 minutes (at 4000G in a swing bucket centrifuge), which can save up to 7 minutes (compared to gel tubes) Shorter cycle time can reduce both time in centrifuge and time waiting for available centrifuge

May reduce need for inspection, remediation and re-collection

Reduces cellular contamination in plasma samples (vs plasma gel tubes) May reduce need for confirmation testing in plasma sample Potential to reduce instrument maintenance and downtime due to reduction of cell counts, elimination of gel artifacts and the elimination of fibrin due to insufficiently clotted serum sample

Demonstrated results within clinically acceptable limits

Longer sample stability (vs plasma gel tube) Longer window for add-on testing Reduces need for re-collection due to longer analyte stability

Compatible with all BD Vacutainer® blood collection systems Compatible with patients on anticoagulant therapy (does not have clotting variability of a serum tube) Compatible with testing for hydrophobic drugs (TDM), which eliminates need to draw a second tube for testing Low-zinc stopper eliminates the need to draw an additional tube for zinc testing

Stable mechanical barrier protects sample integrity during handling and transport Greater analyte stability (vs plasma gel) allows for longer transport times More robust for temperature excursions during transport: the mechanical separator is not sensitive to temperature variation The barrier maintains integrity through one freeze-thaw cycle

No clotting time required Eliminates clotting time management

As low as 3 minutes (at 4000G in a swing bucket centrifuge), which can save up to 7 minutes (compared to gel tubes) Shorter cycle time can reduce both time in centrifuge and time waiting for available centrifuge

May reduce need for inspection, remediation and re-collection

Reduces cellular contamination in plasma samples (vs plasma gel tubes) May reduce need for confirmation testing in plasma sample Potential to reduce instrument maintenance and downtime due to reduction of cell counts, elimination of gel artifacts and the elimination of fibrin due to insufficiently clotted serum sample

Demonstrated results within clinically acceptable limits

Longer sample stability (vs plasma gel tube) Longer window for add-on testing Reduces need for re-collection due to longer analyte stability.

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