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Acid Citrate Dextrose Solution (sometimes called Anticoagulant Citrate Dextrose Solution) is a solution of citric acid, sodium citrate and dextrose in water. It is mainly used as an anticoagulant to preserve blood, it is also used during procedures such as plasmapheresis instead of heparin. Two different solutions (Solution A and B) are defined by the United States Pharmacopeia.
Additional recommended knowledge
They have the following properties:
To make use:
Dissolve the ingredients and mix. Filter until clear.
United States Pharmacopeia 26, 2002, pp 158.
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