SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

Three way stopcock

All Wales Contract: Intravenous sets and related items
Sterility Status: Sterile
Usage Status: Single use
Commonly used name: 3 way tap


Tap with 2 female luer ports and a male luer lock. The 3 ports are capped. Coloured studs are provided and can be attached for colour coding purposes. Often taps are  blue or red to indicate venous or arterial use respectively. Some stopcocks have extension tubing already connected.


Key areas where used

  • ITU
  • High Dependency Units
  • Theatre
  • All ward areas generally

Method of use

Can be used with intra-arterial and intra-venous systems. A red stud is placed on the device if used for arterial purposes (for blood sampling). It provides 3-way flow (from inlet to outlet, inlet to side-port or side port to outlet) by use of the handle on the top of the stopcock to open and close lines.The device can also be used to reduce to lines down to one, for drugs/drug infusion purposes and for the attachment of extension lines. A blood sample can also be taken via the injection port.


Individually packed in a peel pouch

Sizes Required

  • Not applicable

Example products

The following table lists examples of products known to be acceptable for this product description.

Brand Name Product Code Manufacturer
Connecta Plus 394601 Becton Dickinson Ltd

Revision Details

Editor P Phillips
Revision No 1.10
Revision date 03/12/13

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This datacard has been prepared as an aid to contracting for purchasers in the NHS in Wales, and should not be used as a substitute for literature, instructions or training from the manufacturers of the devices.

Products mentioned in this datacard are for illustration purposes only and should not be seen as an endorsement of these products.

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