A new paper published in Cytometry part B, compares two blood stabilising products: the TransFix®/EDTA Vacuum Blood Collection Tube (TVT), and the Streck Cyto-Chex BCT.
Both devices are intended for collection and storage of whole blood specimens for immunophenotyping of leukocytes by flow cytometry for up to 14 days.
However, the authors found:
- Less autofluorescence in the TVT than BCTs,
- Closer MFIs to control samples with TVTs,
- Clearer differentiation between sub-populations with TVTs, and
- Lower cellular debris with TVTs
The full manuscript is available below:
Harrison D, Ward R, Bastow S, Parr A, Macro S, and Wallace PK. Interlaboratory Comparison of the TransFix®/EDTA Vacuum Blood Collection Tube with the 5 mL Cyto‐Chex® BCT. Cytometry Part B 2018; 9999: 1–12.
Cytomark TVTs are manufactured in the UK and are much more affordable than you may think, so be sure to check the latest prices on the Caltag Medsystems website for UK customers, or find your local distributor for international customers.
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