Common Questions About Our Multi-Lumen Catheters
Updated: Feb 20
Anyone in the medical business understands the need for quality products. Unlike many other businesses, the products you choose as a medical professional will often be used on or inside of a patient. A catheter is no exception, and therefore, quality and efficiency are never something you can compromise.
We understand that you may have many questions about our product and quality. In the interest of your time and money, we wanted to offer answers to a few commonly asked questions about our multi-lumen catheters and medical injection molding.
How Are Multi-Lumen Catheters Different Than Single Lumen Catheters?
As might be suggested in the names, multi-lumen catheters have two or more passageways where single-lumen catheters offer a single passageway through the center. You will be most likelyto see a single-lumen catheter in an IV as well as in urological and drainage centers. Multi-lumen catheters are typically seen in medical procedures where more than one activity might take place through he same device. For example, if a medical professional needs to drain an area while providing fluids at the same time, he may opt for one of these multi-lumen catheters.
What are the Benefits of a Multi-Lumen Catheter?
As mention before, these catheters are convenient in that they allow for multiple functions at once. They allow for medical professionals to heat and cool, as well as flush and aspirate simultaneously. This is something you would never be able to do with a single-lumen catheter.
What Are the Different Options of Multi-Lumen Catheters?
There are three common types of these catheters, each with their own unique and essential qualities depending on what the situation calls for.
•Dual Lumen Tube- Seen primarily in central catheters or PICC lines, this configuration typically contains two or more lumens of similar or varying sizes and shapes depending on the nature of its use.
•Complex Multi-Lumen Tube- This is typically seen in complex medical procedures or applications that require over a dozen tubes. This might be seen in a situation in which drug optimizing devices are utilized.
•Multi-lumen Lined Tube- As the name might suggest, this catheter has a second layer of material incorporated in its lining in order to thicken the tube for certain procedures or medications.
How Are These Catheters Made?
Insert molding has become a huge player in the game of medical manufacturing. Over the years, this process has come to replace heat stacking and solvent bonding as a more practical and efficient application to develop quality medical products. We understand that every situation is unique, and we are committed to work with you to develop the most efficient and quality catheters for your individual practice.
What Makes Us Unique?
As Mentioned Before, we understand that every medical situation and project is different. We are willing to offer assistance through every stage of your program in order to provide the best customer service possible. We can assist with design, prototyping, validation, molding, and transfer depending on your requirements.
Contact Us Today
When dealing with someone’s health, it is of utmost importance that you trust the hands behind the product. Aberdeen has years of experience in medical molding, and is trusted by many of the top medical device companies. Contact us today and we will provide assistance through every stage of your project.