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Blood Collection Tubes at High Altitude Regions: New Collaboration with an International Organization

Updated: Feb 23

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 of 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, which can limit possibilities for testing, and inappropriate blood-to-additive ratios, which can skew test results. With smaller tubes at higher altitudes, air embolism is possible. @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 improve the reliability and effectiveness of blood collection and testing in high-altitude environments. Challenges can be overcome through foresight and meticulous planning, 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 is a testament to our manufacturing expertise, dedication to product quality, and stringent quality control, acknowledged by 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)






 

 Figure 2


 

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