This standard specifies requirements and test methods for single-use evacuated and non-evacuated
receptacles, intended by their manufacturers, for the primary containment and preservation of
specimens, other than blood specimens, derived from the human body, for the purposes of in vitro
NOTE 1 Requirements and test methods for evacuated and non-evacuated single-use venous blood
specimen containers are specified in EN ISO 6710.
NOTE 2 While it is desirable that specimen receptacles should be designed to avoid spontaneous
discharge of the contents, when being opened, this standard does not specify a test procedure for this
because it has not been possible to devise an objective and reproducible test.
This standard does not specify requirements for collection needles or needle holders or other
accessories used in conjunction with specimen receptacles.