This specification covers disposable blood sedimentation tubes suitable for determining sedimentation rates and the volume of packed red blood cells. This specification covers a tube intended for one-time use only. The tubes shall be fabricated borosilicate glass, Type I, Class B, or from soda lime glass, Type II. The tubes shall be tested for their marking permanency and resistance to centrifugal test.
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1.1 This specification covers disposable blood sedimentation tubes suitable for determining sedimentation rates and the volume of packed red blood cells.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.3 The following precautionary statement pertains only to the test method portion, Section 7 of this specification. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E438 Specification for Glasses in Laboratory Apparatus
disposable; glass; tube; Wintrobe; Blood materials/applications--specifications; Laboratory apparatus--specifications; Sedimentation tube; Wintrobe tube
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