Table 3

List of sample collection tubes

Collection Tube Description

TaqMan Result (Average Ct)


Lithium Heparin

23.40

EDTA, Liquid (K2)

18.50

Sodium Citrate 3.2 %

18.25

EDTA (Spray Coated), (K2)

18.37

Fluoride Oxalate

18.61

Clot activator

19.03

Plasma Separation Tube (PST), Lithium Heparin and Polymer Gel

21.79

Acid Citrate Dextrose (ACD) Solution A

18.35

Clot activator and Polymer gel

18.20


Smythe et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2002 2:13   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-2-13

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