BD Vacutainer® ACD tubes FAQ

Answers to popular questions about BD Vacutainer® ACD blood collection tubes.

What is the difference between ACD solution A and B?

ACD is available in two formulations. Both solutions are comprised of trisodium citrate, citric acid and dextrose. The formulations are as follows:

  ACD Solution A ACD Solution B
Trisodium citrate 22.0 g/L 13.2 g/L
Citric Acid 8.0 g/L 4.8 g/L
Dextrose 24.5 g/L 14.7 g/L