The most common used containers for blood samples today are Blood Vacuum Tubes. These Blood Vacuum Tubes differ from other tubes especially because of the shape of the lid. The lid is not screwed like an ordinary lid, instead it is held tight by a rubber sealing. Normally the lid is never loosened because of the vacuum inside the tube that draws exactly the blood the tube needs when you penetrate the center of the lid with a needle.
Considering the often long distance with many bumps on the way from taking the blood sample to the analyzing machine, these tubes are more secure and offer optimal control.
Today Blood Vacuum Tubes are often transported by manual porters/personnel or sometimes sent through an old fashioned pneumatic system. Tempus600 transport system is designed to transport the Blood Vacuum Tubes one by one and exactly as they are and therefore offers a very secure transport with no risk of a loose lid contaminating the system.
Of course both Blood Vacuum Tubes and Tubes with screw lid can be used in Tempus600 but using the Blood Vacuum Tubes there is no risk in the process of manual handling in the pre-analytical process. Also there are many more benefits with the Blood Vacuum Tubes because of the closed system and only the amount needed is taken from the patient.