The new BD Vacutainer® Barricor™ plasma blood collection tubes feature a mechanical separation technology to separate plasma from whole blood samples, replacing the need for gel tubes. The revolutionary mechanical separator reduces centrifugation time from 10 minutes to three minutes, compared to leading gel tubes, and reduces cellular contamination by 50 to 65 percent compared to leading plasma gel tubes. With the elimination of gel, BD Barricor demonstrates improved stability for some analytes and eliminates gel artifacts. This revolutionary advancement can improve the accuracy and speed of clinical decision making. BD Barricor tubes are available in draw volumes from 3.0 ml to 5.5 ml and are identified with a lime green Hemogard stopper.