Sample integrity maintained with new RNA Complete BCT
New RNA Complete BCT is a direct draw blood collection tube, now available in the UK from Alpha Laboratories. These blood collection tubes contain a preservative that stabilises cell-free RNA and exosome counts, maintaining the draw time concentration for up to seven days when stored at room temperature.
The specialised chemistry in RNA Complete BCT limits the degradation of white and red blood cells to maintain sample integrity during storage, shipping and handling of blood samples. It reduces haemolysis, eliminates the need for immediate plasma preparation and increases plasma yield after storage. Compared to alternative blood collection tubes RNA Complete BCT offers a much more convenient workflow process.
By enabling room temperature storage of blood samples, RNA Complete BCT reduces costs and complications associated with cold chain shipping.