c-act-tubesC-ACT TUBES

. Use a 5mL syringe to obtain the blood specimen
. Open the flip top lid of the C-ACT test tube
. Dispense 2mL of whole blood into the tube or fill to the line indicated on the tube.
. Start a timer or stop watch at the same time that the blood is added to the tube
. Close the flip top lid and shake the tube vigorously from end to end ten times to disperse the activator.
. Manually tilt the tube at regular intervals to check for clot formation
. Note the ACT time in seconds once clot formation is observed.



max-act-tubesMAX-ACT TUBES

. Use a 2mL or 1.0mL tuberculin syringe to obtain the blood specimen.
. Open the flip top of the ACT test tube
. Dispense 0.5mL whole blood into the MAX-ACT tube filling it to the line indicated on the tube
. Start a timer or stop watch at the same time that the blood is added to the tube.
. Close the flip top lid. A gentle side to side shake should be used. DO NOT AGITATE THE TUBE FROM END TO END!
. Manually tilt the tube at regular intervals to check for clot formation.

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