How BD Barricor™ Tube Works

Blood Collection


Separator rests at top of tube; orientation allows blood to pass through

Blood Separation


Under centrifugation, the elastomer stretches, launching the separator into the blood column

Separator uses the principle of differential buoyancy for proper positioning during centrifugation

When stretched, channels are created around the separator allowing blood cells to sediment out of the plasma throughout the centrifugation process - a feature that differentiates BD Barricor™ tubes from gel tubes

When the centrifuge slows, the elastomer returns to its original shape, forming a seal between the plasma above and blood cells below and creating a stable robust barrier

BD Barricor™ Plasma Blood Collection Tube

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BD Barricor™ single-use plastic evacuated tube with a mechanical separator

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