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ac·id-cit·rate-dex·trose (ACD),

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 It has largely been replaced by newer anticoagulants that allow for longer shelf life for blood and blood products.



ACD sol

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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PB samples from 30 healthy volunteers were collected into Vacutainer' Tubes with clot activator (SST), lithium heparin (LH), dipotassium EDTA ([K.sub.2]E), sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate (NaF/KOx), and buffered/acidic citrate [natrium citrate (9NC), acid-citrate-dextrose (ACD), and citrate-phosphate-dextrose-adenine (CPDA); Becton Dickinson].