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Yellow Sterile Additives: (SPS) Sodium Polyanethenol Sulfonate (an anticoagulant) (ACD) Acid Citrate Dextrose (prevents Coagulation) Test: Blood Culture Department: Microbiology
Light Blue Additives: Sodium Citrate Test: PTT,APTT(Partial thromboplatin time-Used to screen for bleeding disorders prior to surgery, investigative bleeding or clotting disorders and monitor low dose heparin therapy), D Dimer-a protein measured in a blood test to d
Black Additives: Sodium Citrate Test: ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate-the rate which RBC's settle out of suspension in plasma) Department: Hematology
Red Additives: None Test:Serum Determinations in Chemistry or Blood Donor Screening Department: Chemistry
Red (Glass) Additives: None Test: None Department: None Often a Discharge tube
Red (Plastic) Additives: Clot Activator (silicone coated) Test: Manual Type & Screening Department: Chemistry or Blood Bank
Red/Black (Tiger) Additives: None Test: BMP (Basic Metabolic Panel),CMP (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel),TSH (Thyroid Stimulation Hormone),BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen),Creatine ( Protein Metabolism found in Muscle),TIBC (total iron binding capacity) Department: Chemistry
Orange (STAT) Additives: Thrombin Test: STAT Serum Department: Chemistry
Yellow/Grey (Marble) (STAT) Additives:Thrombin Test: STAT Serum Department: Chemistry
Royal-Blue/Red Additives: Test: Trace Elements, Lead, Zinc, Arsenic Department: Chemistry
Gold Tube Additives: Clot Activator, Serum seperator Test: BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen), ALT (alanine transaminase), Alanine Amino Trans, Billirubin (Bile Product-Bile stored in Gallbladder), Hepatic Dx, Asper?-Liver Function (Acute/Chronic), Electrolytes, Creatine Cl
Mint Green Tube Additives: Lithium Heparin w/gel Test:BMP (Basic metabolic panel), CMP (Comprehenve metabolic panel), Electrolytes, Creatine, Iron, TIBC (total iron binding capacity), Lipid Panel, STAT Lytes Department: Chemistry
Green Additives: Sodium Heparin, Lithium Heparin Tests: Plasma, TB (Tuberculosis) Department: Chemistry
Green/Grey (Marble) Additives: Lithium Heparin w/ gel seperator Test: Department: Chemistry
Royal-Blue w/ Green Label Additives: Sodium Heparin Test: Plasma, Zinc Department: Chemistry
Tan Additives: EDTA-Plastic or Sodium Heparin-Glass Test: Lead Determination Department: Chemistry
Lavender Additives: Liquid K3EDTA Spray Coated K2EDTA (Plastic) Test: CBC (Complete Blood Count), ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate), H&H Type and Screen Auto, Type and Screen Manual, ABC (last three 2 Lavender or 1 Pink) Department: Hematology
Pink Additives: Spray Coated K2EDTA (Plastic) Test: Type and Cross, Blood Donor Screen Department: Blood bank/Hematology
Opal or White Additives: K2EDTA with gel Test: HIV (Humane Immuno Deficiency), HBV ( Hepatitis B Virus), Viral Load Department: ImmunoHematology
Royal-Blue Lavender Label Additives: EDTA, Anticoagulant Test: Lead Department: Chemistry
Gray Additives: Potassium Oxalate Sodium Flouride Test: Glucose, Blood Alcohol Department: Chemistry
Royal Blue Additives: None Test: Department:Toxicology
Yellow Non-Sterile Additives: None Test: Paternity, DNA Department: Hematology or Blood Bank
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