The Thoracentesis and Paracentesis Set (TAPS) from Merit Medical combines all the necessary components for centesis procedures in a convenient all-in-one set. TAPS includes the low-profile Valved One-Step centesis catheter and the components needed for drainage of fluid and specimen collection for diagnostic purposes. Merit Medical’s Valved One-Step centesis catheter is designed with an integrated self-sealing valve to minimize the risk of air entering the pleural space and to prevent fluid leakage during thoracentesis and paracentesis procedures.