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Blood Collection Tubes at High Altitude Regions_New Collaboration with an International Organization

KBMED is proactively extending its global presence. We have recently forged a strategic partnership with a renowned international organization. This collaboration aims to supply blood collection tube products to high-altitude regions in Central America.January 22, 2024

Blood collection tubes tailored for high-altitude regions incorporate specific features to address the challenges associated with drawing blood at elevated altitudes. The lower atmospheric pressure prevalent in these areas can impact the ease of blood collection and the precision of test results.

Moreover, research underscores potential issues such as insufficient blood volume can limit possibilities for testing, inappropriate blood-to-additive ratios can skew test results and with smaller tubes at higher altitudes, there is a possibility of air embolism. @Figure 1



"Tubes designed for high-altitude regions may feature pressure stabilization, specialized additives, vacuum sealing, reinforced caps, altitude-specific labels, and more. These components collectively improve the reliability and effectiveness of blood collection and testing in high-altitude environments. Through foresight and meticulous planning, challenges can be overcome, ensuring the safety and efficacy of evacuated blood collection tubes even in high-altitude settings." Susan S, CEO of KBMED stated


Furthermore, both parties have reached a consensus on crucial aspects, encompassing brand collaboration, local product registration rights, and OEM production authorization. This successful collaboration serves as a testament to our manufacturing expertise, dedication to product quality, and stringent quality control, acknowledged by more and more globally renowned organizations. We aim to forge a lasting partnership with this organization and explore opportunities to extend our business to its branches in various countries.


Figure 1:

Test at altitudes ranging from sea level to 5341 m and determined that draw volumes are reduced by approximately 0.5 mL for every 1000 m gain in terrestrial elevation. (MacNutt, Meaghan J. and A. William Sheel)


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