Today's Clinical Lab - News, Editorial and Products for the Clinical Laboratory
A series of blood collection tubes on a rocker in a lab.
Protein Plus BCT™ is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic procedures.
iStock, Zocha_K

New Collection Tubes Preserve and Stabilize Blood Proteins

The preservative reagent in Protein Plus BCT™ maintains sample integrity during storage, shipping, and handling

Streck
Published:Apr 08, 2024
|1 min read
Register for free to listen to this article
Listen with Speechify
0:00
1:00

LAVISTA, NE — Streck, Inc., recently announced the launch of Protein Plus BCT™, a direct draw whole blood collection tube intended to stabilize the draw-time concentrations of plasma proteins during ambient temperature storage. Protein Plus BCT™ is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic procedures.

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute recommends that blood samples be centrifuged within two hours of drawing to mitigate the effects of preclinical factors on blood proteins. The preservative reagent in Protein Plus BCT™ maintains sample integrity during storage, shipping, and handling before mass spectrometry or immunoassay-based proteomic analysis, allowing laboratories logistical flexibility without the risk of compromised accuracy. 

“Protein Plus BCT™ is an excellent addition to the Streck stabilization line,” said Matthew Kreifels, MBA, vice president of Sales and Business Development. “We are excited to enter the rapidly growing field of proteomics and are enthusiastic to provide a tool that not only improves laboratory efficiency but also gives customers confidence in the accuracy of their results.”

- This press release is supported by Streck, Inc.