Do I need to invert the lithium heparin whole blood separator to properly anticoagulate the sample?

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No. The recommended mixing method for the lithium heparin whole blood separator is to swirl the separator 5 times.

If you choose to invert the separator and some blood becomes trapped in and/or around the cap, tap the separator gently on the counter to help release the blood from the cap. The sample volume that is trapped in the cap is not sufficient enough to cause issues with analysing the sample and obtaining results