Why Is The Gel Seal Important?
When blood vial’s gel seal breaks, it causes the separated blood to rejoin. This rejoining can alter the chemistry of the sample, and cause any diagnosis to be inaccurate. It is important to note that re-centrifugation is not recommended. It can cause misdiagnosed readings, including pseudohyperkalemia. Horizontal centrifugation reliably provides a thick and stable gel seal, far reducing the risks of misdiagnosing due to seal leakage.