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C3821 Sigma-Aldrich

Citrate-dextrose solution (ACD)


Synonym: Acid citrate-dextrose, Anticoagulant citrate-dextrose



General description

Citrate-dextrose solution (ACD) is an anticoagulant and preservative used routinely for blood storage. The ideal red blood cells shelf life is 21 days when stored in ACD solution. Red blood cells in ACD solution utilize glucose and their viability is impairs when reinfused.


Citrate-dextrose solution (ACD) has been used for dilution of blood for haematological studies. It has also been used as an anticoagulant during blood collection by cardiac puncture from mice and human bone marrow isolation.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Useful for anticoagulation of whole blood; erythrocyte survival

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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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.
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.
Is Product C3821, Citrate-dextrose solution, also known as "ACD"?
Yes. A synonym for this product is ACD, which stands for anticoagulant citrate dextrose.
At what concentration should Product C3821, Citrate-dextrose solution, be used?
Use 1 part citrate dextrose solution to 9 parts blood.
What is the composition of Product C3821, Citrate-dextrose solution?
The composition if this product is 22.0 g/L C3434 (Citric Acid, trisodium salt, dihydrate); 7.3 g/L C0759 (Citric Acid, anhydrous); and 24.5 g/L G7528 (D-(+)-Glucose).
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