The COVID-19 Pandemic has had a tremendous impact on the US overall supply chain. The demand for PPE had increased
to never-before-seen levels. These demands have stressed factories and the supply chain to the point that
shortages and allocations are being seen in the marketplace. It is our goal to continuously supply and support
all distribution channels during this challenging time so we have been forced to put allocations in place to
avoid running out of certain products. We will do our best to fill your order for PPE, but we may have to
send your order in more than one shipment or make substitutions. This is to allow us to supply as many people as
possible. Please make certain you leave contact information for us in your order so we are able to contact you
if we are unable to fill your order as requested. We appreciate your patience and thank you for your understanding
during this extraordinary time.
Tuberculin Syringes and Insulin Syringes are small with fine (high gauge) needles that are used to inject antigen solution or insulin medication.
Syringes and Needles
Sun Surgical Supply provides medical professionals with a wide range of Hypodermic, Insulin, Tuberculin (TB) and Blood Collection Syringes and Needles that meet OSHA Standards
Different models of needles may come permanently attached to the syringe or they may be separate and require assembly. The width of the needle is known as the needle gauge. The higher the number of the needle gauge, the thinner the needle. A variety of syringes and needles are used for the injection of medication. Tuberculin Syringes and Insulin Syringes are small with fine (high gauge) needles that are used to inject antigen solution or insulin medication. Hypodermic needles may be used for injections or for collecting fluids such as collecting a blood sample from a vein. They are used for rapid delivery of liquids when medication cannot be ingested or absorbed.
Understanding the differences in various syringes and needles is vital in selecting the appropriate device in which to administer medication or for blood collection. For instance, a Tuberculin (TB) syringe can not be used in the place of an Insulin Syringe. This is because the units of measure are different for these two types of needles. A TB Syringe is also shorter than an Insulin Syringe as TB Test antigen solution is administered "intradermally" (within the skin/between the layers of the skin). Insulin Needles use a longer needle because insulin is administered "subcutaneously" (under the skin). No matter what type of syringe is being used, the actual procedure for using the syringe is similar and an aseptic (sterile) technique is absolutely essential.
Needles and syringes are essential tools for medical practitioners administering quality care for their patients. It is also essential that people who administer injections receive appropriate safety training regarding use and safe disposal. Syringes and needles must be handled by qualified professionals and never be shared or reused. Check with your local Health Department for safe disposal locations.
Sun Surgical is committed providing quality syringes and needles to healthcare professionals from leading brands including Vanish Point (Retractables), Nipro and Sims Portex. Our staff can help you select the right medical supplies and remember, we are just a phone call away. Reach us toll-free at 800-523-1997 and we can assist you with any questions you may have so that you can order with confidence.