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A citrate anticoagulant used for the collection and preservation of whole blood. It has largely been replaced by newer anticoagulants that allow for longer shelf life for blood and blood products.
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An anticoagulant solution used in blood collection (and in plasmaphoresis, in place of heparin). Its components are citric acid, sodium citrate, and dextrose.
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