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Supply Issues Becton Dickinson UK Ltd Venous Tube Products KFK119 (ICN 2410)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2024/2410 ICN Number: 2410


  • The supplier Becton Dickinson UK Ltd Stock Oxford has informed us of a supply issue with its Venous Tube products:
    • KFK119 – Venous Tube sodium citrate for coagulation Plastic 2.7ml light blue 13 x 75mm hemogard cap.
  • The supply issue is due to increased demand and lead times.


  • KFK119 is currently subject to intermittent supply.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    • KFK333 – Venous Tube sodium citrate for coagulation Vacuette 2ml 3.2 percent Citrate 13 x 75mm Blue White Push Cap
    • KFK067 – Venous Tube sodium citrate for coagulation Vacuette 2ml 3.2 percent Citrate 13 x 75mm Blue White Screw Cap
    • KFK469 – Venous Tube sodium citrate for coagulation Vacuette 3ml Sodium Citrate 3.2 percent 13 x 75mm Blue Black Push Cap.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternatives and to access the customer letter.
  • Please note the listed alternatives are either 2ml or 3ml. No other supplier on our framework has a 2.7ml tube.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 31 March 2024.

Next Steps:              

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • Clinical suitability of the alternatives will need to be determined at trust level, as it depends on the compatibility of the analysers that a trust uses as to whether any of the alternatives would be suitable.
  • The continuing supply issue is being monitored in conjunction with the supplier and we will continue to review the stock situation to minimise further disruption and update this ICN with the latest information as it becomes available.
  • However, as this is currently a disrupted market and supply is subject to rapid change, the alternatives offered may also be experiencing temporary supply issues and therefore, customers may need to consider clinically reviewing all additional alternatives provided.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services Advisor.

Please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products, we advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.


Downloads ▼

  • 2410 Becton Dickinson Product Listing with Alternatives 22 January 2024

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2410.
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  • 2410 Becton Dickinson Customer Letter 22 January 2024

    A PDF showing the customer letter for ICN 2410.