Mechanical Reliability of Blood Sampling Tubes—Closure and Needle Forces Versus Pullout Risk

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E. P. Percarpio

Becton, Dickinson and Company, Rutherford, NJ 07070

J. Mech. Des 102(2), 242-246 (Apr 01, 1980) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3254736 History: Received June 01, 1979; Online November 17, 2009


Mechanical factors relating to the operational reliability of blood-sampling tubes are discussed. A calculation procedure to determine the risk of premature closure pullout owing to excessive needle withdrawal force is given. Effects of closure/tube/process changes are discussed, and details of test parameters are given.

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