This specification covers reusable blood sedimentation tubes suitable for determining sedimentation rates and the volume of packed red blood cells. The tubes shall be fabricated from borosilicate glass, Type I, Class B, or sodalime glass, Type II. A resistance to centrifugal force test shall be performed on the tubes.
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1.1 This specification covers reusable blood sedimentation tubes suitable for determining sedimentation rates and the volume of packed red blood cells.
1.2 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
E920 Specification for Commercially Packaged Laboratory Apparatus
E921 Specification for Export Packaged Laboratory Apparatus
E1133 Practice for Performance Testing of Packaged Laboratory Apparatus for United States Government Procurements
E1157 Specification for Sampling and Testing of Reusable Laboratory Glassware
blood; glass; reusable; sedimentation rate; wintrobe; Blood materials/applications--specifications; Laboratory apparatus--specifications; Sedimentation tube; Wintrobe tube
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