Benzylsulfonyl-D-Arg-Pro-4-amidinobenzylamide (BAPA) is a strong, synthetic anticoagulant that inhibits both Factor Xa and thrombin (Factor IIa), blocking the coagulation cascade allowing collecting blood to remain in the liquid state.

The BAPA does not interfere with the physiologic levels or action of calcium.

BAPA is a strong, synthetic dual inhibitor of coagulation

Does not interfere with physiologic levels of calcium ions

3 mL blood draw

Each box contains 50 blood collection tubes intended for use with the PL Chip on the T-TAS01.

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