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PS Gel®


PS Gel® is an advanced sealant used in a blood collection tube to separate serum from clotted blood through the centrifugation process.

Material Information

PS Gel® is comprised of an acrylic polymer and a suppressed filler. It is thixotropic and water insoluble and retains gel-like properties. No adverse reactions to any component of blood have been observed.

Directions for Use
PS Gel® can be applied in several ways:
  1. Pour PS Gel® into a collection tube (usually 1.0-2.0g), then add test blood to the collection tube.
  2. Pour PS Gel® into a dispenser (usually 1.0-2.0g). Pour test blood into empty collection tube, then add PS Gel® to the collection tube on top of the test blood.
  3. Add PS Gel® to the container with the whole blood prior to centrifugation.
Then,
  1. Leave the collection tube containing the collected blood and PS Gel® standing for 30-60 minutes.
  2. Centrifuge the collection tube at 1,300 - 1,600xG for 10 to 15 minutes.
As the centrifugation of the collection tube occurs, PS Gel® adjusts to a balanced weight, lying between the clotted blood and the serum.  It exhibits mobility, either rising upwards (Figure 1), or flowing down into the collection tube (Figure 2) to form a solid partition between the serum on the top and the clotted blood below.

Figure 1
1. Blood collection tube containing PS Gel. 2. Collect blood sample into the collection tube.
3. Leave the blood for 30 to 60 minutes. 4. Centrifuge at 1300 to 1600xG for 10 to 15 min.
5. Partition formed. 6. Collect serum (or plasma) by decantation.


Figure 2
1. Dispenser containing PS Gel®. 2. Collect blood sample.
3. Put the dispenser on the collection tube. 4. Centrifuge at 1300 to 1600xG for 10 to 15 minutes.
5. Partition formed. 6. Collect serum (or plasma) by decantation.


For additional information about PS Gel®, or to report any problems with the product or its quality, please contact Nippon Paints America at: Contact or 201-692-1111, Monday through Friday, 9AM - 5PM.

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