SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

Naso-gastric tube

All Wales Contract: Suction catheter/Tubing and related items
Sterility Status: Sterile.
Usage Status: Single use.


PVC tube, approximately 120cm in length and with X-ray detectable line. Tube is depth marked along the length to aid positioning. The proximal end possess a funnel and may possess a removable female luer adaptor with integral cap. Tube possesses several side holes and the tip is either weighted or unweighted.


Key areas where used

  • Theatres
  • General ward use
  • ITU

Method of use

The tube is placed into the nasal cavity or the mouth of the patient and is fed down the trachea into the stomach. The tube is depth marked to indicate the positioning of the tube. Weighted tubes also aid intubation and positioning in the patient.

The tube may be used for several procedures, for example, short term feeding, administration of drugs or the removal of gastric fluids by aspiration or free drainage.


Individually wrapped in a peel pouch

Sizes Required

  • 8Ch
  • 10Ch
  • 12Ch
  • 14Ch
  • 16Ch
  • 18Ch


Coding System Code Description
NSV FWN047/048/049/985/990/0520/995/980/985 Tubes gastroenterology, weighted, sterile IW, 8-18Ch
NSV FWN817/822/940/820 Tubes gastroenterology, unweighted, sterile IW, 12-16Ch

Example products

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

Brand Name Product Code Manufacturer
Ryles tube (with metal tip and luer adaptor) 8-18Ch RT2108/2110/2112/2114/2116/2118 Pennine Healthcare
(unweighted) 12-16Ch UN66-10/16/18 Universal Hospital Supplies

Revision Details

Editor Nicole Toyick
Revision No 1.4
Revision date 2006/05/09

Please inform SMTL of any inaccuracies noted or changes requiredin this datacard.


This datacard has been prepared as an aid to contracting forpurchasers in the NHS in Wales, and shouldnot be used as a substitute for literature, instructions or training from the manufacturersof the devices.

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

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