Total Dose Needles

Total Dose needles are a low dead space needle, with a plastic spike that fits down inside the tip of the syringe to reduce the dead space by around 75% - reducing the need to flush, reducing blood quantity if shared, and reducing viral survival.

Total dose needles are available in the 5 most commonly used sizes - orange (16mm and 25mm), blue (25mm and 30mm), and green (40mm).

Please note that Total Dose needles are designed to fit best on the Unifix 3mL syringe.

They do NOT fit on:
Terumo 1ml, 2.5ml, or 5ml syringes;
'low dead space syringes';
The BD 2ml 'Emerald' syringe; or
Syringes with a spike that goes into the tip of the syringe.


Exchange Supplies,
1 Great Western Industrial Centre,
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1RD, UK

01305 262244