Comparison between Branded CBC Vials Versus Laboratories Made Vials


  • Muhammad Munir
  • Ahmad Hameed
  • Nisha Waqas
  • Samina Naeem
  • Humera Rafiq
  • Ambareen Hameed




Introduction:  Disposable items like CBC vials make an integral part of clinical laboratories. The study was carried out to determine the difference in results of four different types of vials.

Study Design:  It was an observational comparative study.

Material and Method:  Four hundred blood samples were included in the study. CBC was carried out with-in 4 hrs on all the four types of vials i.e. branded high quality and low quality vials and lab made vials with standard washing and routine washing. Instrument used was Sysmex KX - 21.

Results:  All the parameters measured and compared showed no difference between four types of vials.
P-value was not significant.

Discussion:  RBC count, WBC count, Platelet count, Hemoglobin, HCT, MCV, DLC percentage in all the four different types of vials showed no statistical diffe-rence in the results.

Conclusion:  The Labs can make their own CBC vials. Washing practice at hematology dept KEMU is of international laboratory standards.

Key Words:  CBC (complete blood count), CBC vac-utainers or vials, EDTA anticoagulant.

How to Cite

Munir, M., Hameed, A., Waqas, N., Naeem, S., Rafiq, H., & Hameed, A. (1). Comparison between Branded CBC Vials Versus Laboratories Made Vials. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 19(2), 118.




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