30% of practitioners don’t use guide tubes, so to prevent unused tubes from ending up in the trash, Acufast offers them separately from the needles. Ordering tubes separately is new for a lot of practitioners and the most common question we receive is: “How many pouches of tubes should I add to my order?”
In general, apply the following formula to see how many pouches of 5 tubes you need to order with your needles:
Calculate the average number of same size needles used on one patient then divide this number by 1000. Since tubes are sold in pouches of 5, divide this number by 5 to determine the number of pouches needed.
1000 / 20 = 50 tubes per box of 1000 needles
50 tubes / 5 per pouch = 10 pouches