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ACCUSPIN System-Histopaque®-1077

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aseptically filled



shelf life

Expiry date on the label.



storage temp.


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General description

γ-irradiated 50 mL polypropylene tubes fitted with a HDPE porous barrier and aseptically filled with 15 mL of Histopaque 1077. Each tube will separate 15-30 mL of anticoagulated blood.


ACCUSPIN System-Histopaque®-1077 has been used in peripheral blood mononuclear cell isolation.
ACCUSPIN System-HISTOPAQUE-1077 employs centrifuge tubes specially designed with two chambers separated by a porous high-density polyethylene barrier ("frit"). The lower chamber contains HISTOPAQUE-1077 which allows the addition of anticoagulated whole blood without risk of mixing with the separation medium. On centrifugation, the whole blood descends through the frit to contact with the HISTOPAQUE-1077 below the frit, giving a clear separation of the blood components. The erythrocytes aggregate and the granulocytes become slightly hypertonic, increasing their sedimentation rate, resulting in pelleting at the bottom of the ACCUSPIN tube. Lymphocytes and other mononuclear cells, i.e., monocytes, remain at the plasma-HISTOPAQUE-1077 interface.


Package contains 12 prefilled tubes

Legal Information

Accuspin is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC
Histopaque is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC


Health hazard

Signal Word


Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Product Information Sheet

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  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. What are the most commonly used anticoagulants for the Accuspin tubes (Product A7054)?

    EDTA or heparin are the most commonly used anticoagulants.  Heparin however should not be used when performing RNA assays.  EDTA can interfere with certain calcium binding assays.  Other anticoagulants have been reported to give acceptable results.

  4. Does peripheral blood need to be diluted prior to loading into the Accuspin tubes (Product A7054)?

    No.  The blood may either be used without dilution or with a 1:2 dilution.   In house studies at Sigma Aldrich have showed no decrease in recovery for peripheral blood specimens loaded directly into the Accuspin tubes.

  5. May buffy coats or donor packs with reduced red cell numbers be used with Accuspin tubes (Product A7054)?

    No.  For the mononuclear cells to band above the "frit", the specimen must contain a sufficient number of red cells to displace the density gradient above the "frit"

  6. Can granulocytes be collected using the Accuspin tubes (Product A7054)?

    No.  After centrifugation, the granulocytes will end up at the bottom of the Accuspin tube - just above the packed red blood cells.

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  8. What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?

    Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product. 

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