What Is a Heparinized Tube?

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A heparinized tube is a medical tube which has been treated with a chemical known as heparin. Heparin prevents blood from clotting, hence the heparinized tube will be used for such procedures as blood transfusions and filling blood bags.
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For clarification purposes: Heparin is an anticoagulant and prevents the process of blood clotting. Serum has clotted, plasma has not.
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All of the heparin is spray-dried on the wall of the tube.
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Prior to April 1, 2010, the heparin concentration is approximately 15 USP (US Pharmacopeia) units of heparin per milliliter of blood. The USP is not equivalent to the International
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