Further Information on Shelf Life of VACUETTE® Tubes

Based on performance testing carried out under controlled, ideal storage conditions, we re-evaluated the shelf-life and adapted it for our tubes, also taking into account variable storage conditions. As a result of this precautionary measure, the shelf life of the VACUETTE® tubes listed below will be reduced from the tested 18 months.

Depending on the draw volume, available headspace, addition of a gel, and tube dimensions, the listed tubes were selected for a shelf life change

Tubes with Spray Dried Additive

  • Affected VACUETTE® tubes with the dimension 13x75will have a new shelf life of 16 months
  • Affected VACUETTE® tubes with the dimension 16x100will have a new shelf life of 12 months.
  • Affected VACUETTE® tubes with the dimension 13x75will have a new shelf life of 15 months
  • Affected VACUETTE® tubes with the dimension 13x100will have a new shelf life of 16 months
  • Affected VACUETTE® tubes with the dimension 16x100will have a new shelf life of 12 months


Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your Area Sales Manager.