BD Vacutainer® SPS tubes FAQ

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

Where are SPS (sodium polyanethol sulfonate) tubes used?

SPS tubes are used for blood culture specimen collection in microbiology. Eight gentle tube inversions will prevent the blood from clotting. The blood can remain in the SPS tube for two to four hours before it has to be transferred to a blood culture bottle.