Specialists in biomolecules
Heparin is a commonly used anticoagulant, especially in clinical biochemistry and chemical measurement tests. It is the recommended anticoagulant for chemical measurement in blood or plasma tests, because of its minimal chelating properties, minimal interference with water, and relatively low cation concentration.
Heparin is the anticoagulant of choice for measuring pH, blood gases, electrolytes, and ionized calcium. However, heparin should not be used for coagulation or hematology tests.
Three heparin saltsare most commonly used for blood sample collection: sodium heparin, ammonium heparin, and lithium heparin.
Although all heparin saltsprovide comparable results, for electrolyte testing lithium heparin has shown a higher level of accuracy in the tests than the others. Sodium heparin may overestimate sodium levels, and ammonium heparin may increase serum urea nitrogen levels when this is measured using the urease procedure.
Lithium heparin is therefore the most recommended form of heparinbecause of its low interference level with tests of other ions.Lithium heparin is essentially free of extraneous ions. It should not be used for testing lithium in blood.
Lithium heparin CAS No.: 9045-22-1
STORAGE AND HANDLING CONDITIONS:
The product does not require special storage conditions, however we recommend that it be kept in a cool, dry place preferably at temperatures below 40ºC.
Wear a dust mask, gloves and safety goggles.
The product as white powder is triple-packed in polyethylene bags sealed with a polyamide cable tie for drums and cans.
The product is available in the following containers according to the quantity and customer specifications:
Drums of 60L, 30L, 2L , 15 ml vial and 100ml vial.
The weight limit of our drums is 20 kg net.
All the containers are fitted with security seals to prevent any potential tampering.
The material safety data sheet is the same for heparin sodium and its derivatives such as heparin ammonium, heparin lithium, dermatan sulfate and heparinoids.
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