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Smearsafe™ : Blood Dispenser
Code: TC1000 Size: Pack of 1000
The Smearsafe Blood Dispenser is for use in Haematology for manual blood smears. Smearsafe allows for easy dispensing of a drop of blood from a tube without removing the stopper. Smearsafe is intended to provide a safe means for obtaining a drop of blood from a closed
collection tube without requiring the user to open the tube. It is designed to produce a drop of blood suitable for a manual smear. It is a single-use device and is compatible with Vacutainer® and Vacuette® tubes.
Smearsafe is clear, so you can see the blood drop as it is dispensed.
- Fewer steps, less time when compared to use of applicator sticks or cappillary tubes with open test tubes
- Dispenses consistent drop size for uniform smears
- Easy to use
How to use Smearsafe
- Hold the specimen tube upright. Point the cannula of the Smearsafe device so that it is parallel to the specimen tube. Then insert the Smearsafe device into the specimen tube septum until the cannula is no longer visible.
- Invert the specimen tube and position Smearsafe on the middle of a glass slide or other target surface. Gently press the tube downward until a blood drop forms at the tip of the Smearsafe device.
- Once the drop touches the glass slide, relax the pressure for an instant, then lift the tube straight up from the slide. NOTE: The size of the drop can be controlled based on the speed and pressure applied to the tube. Discard the Smearsafe device after use in a sharps medical waste container. Smearsafe may be discarded while still in the tube or removed from the tube and discarded separately. If discarded separately hold specimen tube cap in place while pulling Smearsafe out.
1. Wear gloves when using Smearsafe.
2. Use care when handling Smearsafe as the cannula can cause injury or tear gloves if handled in appropriately.
3. Do not insert Smearsafe when the specimen tube is upside-down.
4. For specimen tubes that have been previously opened and recapped, be sure the tube cap is fully seated on the tube to avoid excess blood being dispensed onto the target surface.
For more information on Smearsafe, please contact us at LorneLabs.
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