Table 1

Effect of different anticoagulants and blood preservation on the TAC assay. Results are presented as mean ± SEM of ten different assays, and expressed as mmol/L.

StorageConditions

Immediate plasma separation

Storage at room temperature for 4 hours

Storage at 4°C for 4 hours


Anticoagulant


None (serum)

1.09 ± 0.04

1.10 ± 0.03

1.09 ± 0.03

K-EDTA

1.03 ± 0.05

1.02 ± 0.03

1.01 ± 0.04

Citrate

0.82 ± 0.04

0.81 ± 0.03

0.83 ± 0.03

Heparin

1.04 ± 0.05

1.08 ± 0.04

1.04 ± 0.04


Kampa et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2002 2:3   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-2-3

Open Data