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Gel & Clot activator Tube

2020-05-06 00:00:00

What is Serum separator tube SST?

SST Tube stands for "Serum Separator Tube", it is coated with clot activator, inside the tube, and there is a barrier gel present at the bottom, which is a pure substance, very stable in physical and chemical features. Even under a high temperature, the barrier will not change inside at all. After centrifugation, the barrier can effectively separate the serum from fibrin and cell, while preventing substance exchange between blood cell and serum. It is a gel and clot activator tube that is used for clinical biochemistry and immunology, serology, electrolyte tests. It is used to obtain high quality plasma specimen for medical laboratories. 

What is the difference between serum and plasma testing tubes?
The clear liquid that can be separated from clotted blood. Serum differs from plasma, the liquid portion of normal unclotted blood containing the red and white cells and platelets. It is the clot that makes the difference between serum and plasma.

What is Serum analysis?
Serum is part of blood that is left after blood is clotted. When blood collected in test tube it is the part on top that does not clot, usually has a clear yellowish tint. Most laboratory tests are performed on serum part of blood. Some drs will write serum level on scripts sometimes.