A blood tube stripper is one important tool that’s common in blood banks and hospitals. Blood tube strippers are also considered staples in diagnostic centers and medical facilities. A blood tube stripper is a plier-like device. It is used to cut PVC blood tubing. It also strips undiluted blood from the donor tubing.

Blood tube strippers are also used for various tasks that involve the collection and handling of blood and other body fluids. A blood tube stripper is also used to strip the tubing of body fluids (i.e., urine and serum) from a patient or donor. Below are other reasons why a blood tube stripper is considered a staple in every laboratory:

  • Makes handling easy. To ensure convenience and ease, blood tube strippers are designed for both left and right hand use. They are also designed to make the process of stripping blood bag tubes easier and safer. Users won’t also have to worry about fluid spills or leaks when handling the tubes.
  • Allows faster stripping. There are cases when blood tube stripping has to be done quickly. This is common when the task will require blood mass collection from many donors (i.e, off-site activities, medical outreach programs, and blood donation drives).
  • Facilitates anticoagulation (of blood and other body fluids). Body liquids are prone to coagulation. Coagulation often occurs when body liquids are placed in containers such as a blood bag. To prevent coagulation, the blood bag has to be sealed and the tubes are stripped to retain its original state.

Frances J. Kuntz