BD Vacutainer®
Supply Update

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Last Update: May 2, 2022

BD has been a leader in blood and specimen collection devices for more than 70 years, and we are widely recognized for our track record of providing consistent product supply. The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for the entire healthcare industry and supply chains across all industries globally. Healthcare organizations are feeling pressures from supply disruptions driven by transportation delays, constrained supplies, and increased costs. These pressures, combined with the constantly changing demand for the types and volumes of tests needed, has created the most extraordinary and unpredictable demand that BD has experienced in our company’s history.

explanation of disruption

We take our responsibility to be ready to support health care providers with patient care very seriously, and since the pandemic began BD has taken significant action to maximize production of blood tube products at all of our global manufacturing facilities. We continue to ramp up supply, shift production to the most critical products, and provide options for tube conservation, however pandemic-related supply challenges are ongoing. We are facing supply challenges across several BD Vacutainer® products, including: BD Vacutainer® Tubes, BD Vacutainer® Blood Collection Sets, BD Vacutainer® Urine Collection Products, and BD Vacutainer® Accessories and Devices.

What is BD doing about it?

  • BD has invested more than $300 million in blood tube manufacturing during the past four years, with additional targeted investments planned in capacity expansion to meet the growing needs of customers
  • Worldwide, BD has produced more than one half a billion additional blood tubes in 2021 as compared to 2020
  • We are continuing to increase capacity for our most high-demand specimen collection products by streamlining our portfolio to the optimal array of products that meet the clinical needs of our customers
    • The product-specific sections below detail the impacted SKUs. The decision to resume the production of impacted products will be evaluated in July 2022.
  • We continue to run existing production lines 24/7 where possible, and we are bringing new production lines online months ahead of schedule
  • By overstaffing shifts, utilizing overtime, increasing wages and offering incentive pay, we are maximizing existing labor, and expanding our labor force with new recruiting teams, outreach methods
  • We are sourcing and qualifying alternate raw material suppliers, redistributing material inventory between production sites and expediting transportation using team trucking, partial shipments and air shipping raw materials and products as necessary
  • We continue to work with our customers, channel partners, raw material suppliers, transport agencies, regulatory bodies and the U.S. government to minimize the impact to patient care

What resources can BD provide customers?

  • We are committed to providing monthly updates on this website until the supply situation improves. If you would like to receive an automatic email whenever the website is updated, please subscribe here.
  • This website includes substitute product options which customers can consider across impacted portfolios for instances when desired products are unavailable. Substitute suggestions listed here do not have guaranteed availability at a given point in time.
  • We have provided considerations for blood tube conservation, listed here, and discussed in more detail during this AACC webinar held in December 2021.
  • Coming soon: BD will be sponsoring another AACC webinar on May 17, 2022 at 11:30 AM EST titled “Best practices for optimizing laboratory resources and utilization during a global supply shortage.” The webinar will feature a panel moderated by BD’s Dr. Felicitas Lacbawan who will be joined by Dr. William Winter and Dr. Joe El-Khoury. Register here.
  • Additional resources and contact information can be found in the Additional Resources and Support Tab

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BD Vacutainer® Blood Collection Tubes

Over the past year, we have seen unprecedented levels of global demand for our blood collection tubes due to surges in COVID-19 infection rates, increased hospital elective procedures, COVID-19 vaccine- and treatment development-related demand, as well as alternative vendor supply challenges. BD has taken significant action to maximize production of blood tube products at all of our global manufacturing facilities. Per our commitment, BD continues to take actions to increase production of the most critical products and ensure availability to our customers.


Blood Collection Tubes - Substitute Options

BD has created a table that lists alternative options for each BD Vacutainer Blood Collection Tube, in the event your desired product is not available. Availability by SKU changes daily and this table does not guarantee availability of a given item. Please follow established laboratory procedures prior to implementing any new blood collection tube.

Download here as a PDF or here for a searchable excel file.




Temporarily Unavailable Tubes

As part of our process to streamline the portfolio to improve production output, BD announced in November 2021 that four BD Vacutainer® Blood Collection Tubes would no longer be available (SKU #s 367844, 367835, 367981, 368587). In order to further increase capacity for our highest demand blood collection tube products, as of February 2022 we will be temporarily shifting production away from additional SKUs, outlined in the table below.

This decision will enable us to realize manufacturing efficiencies and help improve production output in the short-term. We understand the important role that our products play in ensuring accurate diagnostic test results for patients as well as safety and confidence for clinical staff. While we urgently work to improve our supply situation, BD requests customers to proactively transition from the impacted BD Vacutainer® SKUs to the suggested alternative to manage current supply dynamics. It is recommended that customers refer to their institution’s policies and procedures for product validation prior to use.

Update as of April 2022: To help minimize customer disruption, BD has resumed production of 5 previously unavailable blood tubes. We are pleased to be able to resume offering 367977 - Tube SST PLH 13X100mm 4.0ml PLBL Gold, 367886 - Tube LIHEP PLH 13X100 6.0 PLBL GN, 367925 - Tube GLU PLH 13X100 6.0 PLBL GR, 367878 - Tube NAHEP PLH 13X100 6.0 PLBL GN and 366667 - Tube LIHEP PLC 13X75 3.0 PLBL GN. We will continue to evaluate the ability to resume production on additional products and will provide another update in July 2022.

Please see below for the comparison between current and alternative products:

BD Vacutainer® Blood Collection Tubes Transitioning BD Vacutainer® Blood Collection Tubes Suggested Alternative*
BD Catalog #
Tube Desc.
BD Alternate
Alternate Tube Desc.
Product Line
367835
Tube EDTA PLC 13X75 3.0 PLBL LAV
367856
Tube K2EDTA PLH 13X75 3.0 PLBL LAV
EDTA
368589
Tube EDTA PLC 16X100 10.0 BLBL PNK
367899
Tube EDTA PLH 13X100 6.0 BLBL PNK
EDTA
366450
Tube EDTA GC 13X100 7.0 PLBL LAV
367899
Tube EDTA PLH 13X100 6.0 BLBL PNK
EDTA
367844
Tube EDTA PLC 13X75 4.0 PLBL LAV
367861
Tube K2EDTA PLH 13X75 4.0 PLBL LAV
EDTA
367862
Tube EDTA PLH 13X75 4.0 SLBLCE LAV
367861
Tube K2EDTA PLH 13X75 4.0 PLBL LAV
EDTA
368661
Tube EDTA PLC 13X100 6.0 PLBL LAV
367861
Tube K2EDTA PLH 13X75 4.0 PLBL LAV
EDTA
368587
Tube GLU PLC 13X75 4.0 PLBL GR
367922
Tube GLU PLH 13X75 4.0 PLBL GR
Glucose
366480
Tube NAHEP GC 16X100 10.0 PLBL GN
367874
Tube NAHEP PLC 16X100 10.0 PLBL GN
Heparin
367671
Tube NAHEP GH 13X75 2.0 PLBL CE GN
367871
Tube NAHEP PLH 13X75 4.0 PLBL GN
Heparin
367961
Tube PST PLH 13X100 3.5 PLBL L/GN
367960
Tube PST PLH 13X75 3.0 PLBL L/GN
PST
368056
Tube PST PLC 13X75 3.0 PLBL GN/GR
367960
Tube PST PLH 13X75 3.0 PLBL L/GN
PST
367963
Tube PST PLH 13X100 4.5 SLBL L/GN
367962
Tube PST PLH 13X100 4.5 PLBL L/GN
PST
368660
Tube PLN PLC 13X100 6.0 PLBL RD
367815
Tube PLN PLH 13X100mm 6.0ml PLBL RD
Serum
367814
Tube PLN PLH 13X100mm 5.0ml PLBL RD
367812
Tube PLN PLH 13X75mm 4.0ml PLBL RD
Serum
366668
Tube PLN PLC 13x75mm 3.0ml PLBL Red
367812
Tube PLN PLH 13X75mm 4.0ml PLBL RD
Serum
367989
Tube SST PLH 13X100mm 5.0ml SLBL Gold
367986
Tube SST PLH 13X100mm 5.0ml PLBL Gold
SST
367987
Tube SST PLC 16X100mm 7.5ml PLBL RD/GR
367988
Tube SST PLC 16X100mm 8.5ml PLBL RD/GR
SST
367985
Tube PLUS SST 16X125mm 10.0ml PLBL CE
367988
Tube SST PLC 16X100mm 8.5ml PLBL RD/GR
SST


*The potential alternative products are BD’s suggestions based on its own comparison of the form, features and functions of the discontinued products and the potential alternative products. Depending on a customer’s circumstances, clinical requirements and intended use of the proposed alternative product, such product may not be a clinically appropriate alternative to the discontinued product, and any such determination shall be made by the customer.





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BD Vacutainer® Blood Collection Sets – Intermittent Supply Disruption & Alternative Options

BD Vacutainer® Blood Collection Sets continue to experience intermittent supply chain interruptions caused by transportation delays and raw material shortages. We understand the important role that these products play in ensuring accurate diagnostic test results for patients as well as safety and confidence for clinical staff.

With the goal of increasing capacity for our highest-demand Blood Collection Sets, we are temporarily shifting production away from the less critical SKUs in the portfolio, as noted in the below table. This decision will be revisited in July 2022. In addition, while we urgently work to improve our supply situation, we recommend that facilities consider the following alternative options in the event that desired BD Vacutainer® Blood Collection Sets are not available.

Suggested product cross-reference*:It is recommended to refer to each facility’s product validation guidelines prior to implementing any new specimen collection products. Products listed below do not have guaranteed availability.

Current Product Suggested Substitute
in the event your desired product is not available*
Material #
Material Description
Material #
Material Description

BD Vacutainer® Push Button Blood Collection Sets
367326^
21g 12” w/o luer
367344
21g 12” w/ luer
^Temporarily shifting production away from SKU 367326, please consider SKU 367344
367338^
21g 7” w/ luer
367344
21g 12” w/ luer
^Temporarily shifting production away from SKU 367338, please consider SKU 367344
367352
21g 12” with Pre-Attached Holder
367344
21g 12” w/ luer

367324
23g 12” w/o luer
367342
23g 12” w/ luer

367336^
23g 7” w/ luer
367342
23g 12” w/ luer
^Temporarily shifting production away from SKU 367336, please consider SKU 367342
368656
23g 12” with Pre-Attached Holder
367342
23g 12” w/ luer

367323^
25g 12” w/o luer
367341
25g 12” w/ luer
^Temporarily shifting production away from SKU 367323, please consider SKU 367341
367335^
25 7” w/ luer
367341
25g 12” w/ luer
^Temporarily shifting production away from SKU 367335, please consider SKU 367341
368659
25g 12” with Pre-Attached Holder
367341
25g 12” w/ luer

BD Vacutainer® SafetyLok™ Blood Collection Sets
367296
21g 12” w/o luer
367281
21g 12” w/ luer

367287
21g 7” w/ luer
367281
21g 12” w/ luer

368652
21g 12” with Pre-Attached Holder
367281
21g 12” w/ luer

367297
23g 12” w/o luer
367283
23g 12” w/ luer

367292
23g 7” w/ luer
367283
23g 12” w/ luer

368653
23g 12” with Pre-Attached Holder
367283
23g 12” w/ luer

367298
25g 12” w/o luer
367285
25g 12” w/ luer

367294
25 7” w/ luer
367285
25g 12” w/ luer

*The potential alternative products are BD’s suggestions based on its own comparison of the form, features and functions of the original products and the potential alternative products. Depending on a customer’s circumstances, clinical requirements and intended use of the proposed alternative product, such product may not be a clinically appropriate alternative to the original product, and any such determination shall be made by the customer.



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BD Vacutainer® Urine Collection Products – Supply Update

To increase capacity for our most high-demand urine collection and transport products, we are temporarily shifting production away from the less critical SKUs in the portfolio, outlined in the table below. This decision enables us to realize manufacturing efficiencies and help improve production output.

Material # Material Description
364954 KIT URIN CUP 13X75 4.0 C&S GR
364946 KIT URIN CUP 16X100 8.0 CONI UAP RD/YEL
364981 KIT URIN CUP PLC 16X100 10.0 UA YEL
364989 KIT URIN CUP 16X100 8.0 CONI UA YEL
364990 KIT URIN TRANSTR 16X100 10.0 UA YEL
364991 KIT URIN TRANSTR 16X100 8.0 CONI UA YEL




To help customers adapt to these changes, we’ve created an alternative product reference table. (Please see below.) We recommend shifting usage to the suggested alternatives to improve the ability to source product.

Alternative Product Reference Table*: It is recommended to refer to each facility’s product validation guidelines prior to implementing any new specimen collection products. Products listed below do not have guaranteed availability.

Material # Material Description Option 1: Individual Components Option 1: Material Description Option 2: Alternate Kits Option 2: Material Description
364954
KIT URIN CUP 13X75 4.0 C&S GR
364975 & 364951
CUP URIN COLLECTION BULK & TUBE URIN PLC 13X75 4.0 C&S GR
364956 & 364957
KIT URIN COMP 13X75 C&S 16X100 CONI UA & KIT URIN COMP 13X75 C&S 16X100 CONI UAP
364946
KIT URIN CUP 16X100 8.0 CONI UAP RD/YEL
364975 & 364992
CUP URIN COLLECTION BULK & TUBE URIN PLC 16X100 8.0 UAP CONI
364956 & 364957
KIT URIN COMP 13X75 C&S 16X100 CONI UA & KIT URIN COMP 13X75 C&S 16X100 CONI UAP
364981
KIT URIN CUP PLC 16X100 10.0 UA YEL
364975 & 364979
CUP URIN COLLECTION BULK & TUBE URIN PLC 16X100 10.0 UA YEL
364956 & 364957
KIT URIN COMP 13X75 C&S 16X100 CONI UA & KIT URIN COMP 13X75 C&S 16X100 CONI UAP
364989
KIT URIN CUP 16X100 8.0 CONI UA YEL
364975 & 364980
CUP URIN COLLECTION BULK & TUBE URIN PLC 16X100 8.0 CONI UA YEL
364956 & 364957
KIT URIN COMP 13X75 C&S 16X100 CONI UA & KIT URIN COMP 13X75 C&S 16X100 CONI UAP
364990
KIT URIN TRANSTR 16X100 10.0 UA YEL
364979 & 364966
TUBE URIN PLC 16X100 10.0 UA YEL & DEVICE URIN TRANSFER STRAW
364943
KIT URIN TRANSTR 16X100 8.0 UAP RD/YEL
364991
KIT URIN TRANSTR 16X100 8.0 CONI UA YEL
364980 & 364966
TUBE URIN PLC 16X100 8.0 CONI UA YEL & DEVICE URIN TRANSFER STRAW
364943
KIT URIN TRANSTR 16X100 8.0 UAP RD/YEL

*The potential alternative products are BD’s suggestions based on its own comparison of the form, features and functions of the original products and the potential alternative products. Depending on a customer’s circumstances, clinical requirements and intended use of the proposed alternative product, such product may not be a clinically appropriate alternative to the original product, and any such determination shall be made by the customer.



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BD is a market leader in hospital products that can reduce the incidence of sharps injuries and exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Patient safety has been a focus of BD innovation for years, not only in the United States but also around the world. Working closely with organizations like the International Safety Center (EPINet) is an important part of our efforts to keep patients and workers safe.

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Additional Resources:

BD sponsored a webinar on “Conserving Inventory During the Global Vacuum Tube Shortage” in December 2021. View webinar on demand now.

A second BD sponsored AACC webinar is coming up on May 17, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. ET titled “Best practices for optimizing laboratory resources and utilization during a global supply shortage”. The webinar will feature a panel of physicians. Register here.

FDA Announcements: UPDATE: Blood Specimen Collection Tube Conservation Strategies - Letter to Health Care and Laboratory Personnel

Considerations for conserving blood collection products during supply shortage

Since the onset of COVID, the healthcare industry has been facing multiple challenges. Currently, BD’s specimen management business is confronted with a surge in demand for blood collection tubes, urine products and wingsets, challenging our ability to supply our customers and obtain required raw materials for our plants.

We recommend you consider the following options for continuity of care, in consultation with your clinical staff and according to your institution’s policies and procedures:

  1. Evaluate potentially unnecessary collection of tubes, such as "rainbow" tube arrays of extra tubes and standing orders for tests.
  2. Review test request patterns within your institution to help identify potential opportunities to reduce testing frequency and avoid duplicate test orders.
  3. Avoid the use of additive tubes as discard tubes.
  4. Review testing volume requirements and consider potential consolidation of testing with one tube (e.g., one chemistry tube instead of two), where testing needs may be addressed using aliquots or add-on testing.
  5. Consider the use of point of care devices that allow use of blood specimens not collected in evacuated blood collection tubes (e.g., collection via syringe or capillary blood collection).
  6. Consider the use of capillary blood specimens instead of venous blood.
  7. Consider the use of alternate products with the same intended use based on product availability (e.g., use of serum tube without separator vs. serum separator tube).
  8. Consider evaluating sample stability to extend allowed timeframes for add-on testing.



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2. CDC Laboratory quality assurance and standardization programs December 1,2014

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