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The SBF processes blood collection tubes with an anticoagulant, such as EDTA or lithium heparin, where plasma, buffy coat and red blood cells separate after centrifugation. It uses patent pending* technology developed by AM Robotic Systems and consists of the parts shown in the picture.
SBF100 for low to medium throughput - liquid handling by 4 tips
SBF200 for medium throughput - liquid handling by 8 independent tips
(*US Patent Application No. 12/953,014)
The Tube Reader determines the height of each fraction from the bottom of the blood collection tube and stores this information in a database together with the barcode of the tube.
The SBF software uses this information to generate liquid handling protocols for each blood collection tube and creates a link in
the database to the corresponding output tubes. As each output rack is completed, a
file is generated, providing all the relevant information about the samples. This is generated in a format suitable to be imported into a laboratory information management system (LIMS).
The SBF also processes blood collection tubes with a gel separator for aliquoting plasma or serum.
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