Needleless Arterial Blood Collection

Deltran® Plus Arterial Blood Collection System

During invasive blood pressure monitoring, clinicians often prefer to draw arterial blood samples through the transducer's high pressure tubing. Clinicians prefer this method because it takes advantage of the catheter that is already in place. However, taking samples directly from stopcocks on the high pressure tubing line opens the system to possible infection from the outside and exposes the clinician to blood. The Deltran® Plus needleless arterial blood collection system incorporates an entirely closed system using needleless technology and the neonatal version of the system is designed specifically to conserve blood and protect the neonate from infection.

As a closed needleless system, Deltran® Plus gives the clinician the confidence of absolute integrity throughout the monitoring process. The integrated reservoir syringe and needleless blood sampling port provide significant benefits.


The Deltran® Plus System is a needleless, closed, in-line blood sampling and pressure monitoring system.


  • Closed sampling system reduces the risk of nosocomial infection or line sepsis.
  • Closed sampling system reduces the splashing and spraying of blood during sampling.
  • Integrated reservoir syringe conserves precious blood volume of the patient (small volume blood loss can be critical for neonatal patients).
  • Needleless sampling system reduces potential exposure from needlesticks.
  • A clear, pure blood sample can be easily drawn for accurate lab analysis.
  • Accurate blood pressure measurement with components that simplify set-up.
  • One-handed operation of reservoir syringe makes the system easy to use.


Deltran® Plus is used to draw arterial blood samples through the Deltran® transducer's high pressure tubing.


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— Enterprise Approach Key to Addressing CMS Final Rule on Hospital-Acquired Conditions. ECRI Institute; November 2007.
— Public Health Notification: PVC Devices Containing the Plasticizer DEHP. Department of Health and Human Services; July 2002.
— Walrath JM, Abbott NK, Caplan E, Scanlan E. Stopcock Bacterial contamination in invasive monitoring systems. Heart Lung. 1979 Jan-Feb;8(1):100-4.

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