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Blood Tubes

Test you knowledge of blood tubes

TermDefinition
Yellow Sterile Tube - Test Blood Culture
Light Blue Tube - Test Coagulation Test
Red Plastic Tube - Test Chemistry, serology, blood bank
Red Glass Tube - Test Chemistry, serology, blood bank
Lavender Tube - Test Complete Blood Count (CBC), sedimentation rate
Pearl Tube - Test Viral Loads
Gold Hemogard or Red-Gray Tube - Test Most chemistry tests
Gray Tube - Test Glucose Tolerance Testing (GTT), Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS), Blood Alcohol Levels, Lactic Acid measurment
Black Tube - Test Sedimentation Rate
Green Tube - Test STAT chemistry test, Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs), ammonia, electrolytes
Light Green or Green-Gray Tube - Test STAT potassium
Orange Hemogard or Yellow-Gray Tube - Test STAT chemistry
Royal Blue Tube - Test Toxicology, trace metals, nutritional analysis
Tan Tube - Test Lead Analysis
Yellow, Nonsterile Tube - Test Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) studies (paternity testing and tissue typing)
Pink Tube - Test Antibody screen, compatibility test
Yellow Sterile Tube - Additives SPS
Light Blue Tube - Additives Sodium Citrate
Red Plastic Tube - Additives Clot activators
Red Glass Tube - Additives None
Lavender Tube - Additives EDTA
Pearl Tube - Additives Polymer gel with EDTA
Gold Hemogard or Red-Gray Tube - Additives Clot activators, polymer gel
Gray Tube - Additives Iodoacetate or sodium floride (preserves glucose) and potassium oxalate or heparin (anticoagulant)
Black Tube - Additives Sodium Citrate
Green Tube - Additives Sodium Heparin, Lithium Heparin, or Ammonium Heparin
Light Green or Green-Gray Tube - Additives Heparin, polymer gel
Orange Hemogard or Yellow-Gray Tube - Additives Thrombin
Royal Blue Tube - Additives Heparin, EDTA, or none
Tan Tube - Additives Heparin
Yellow, Nonsterile Tube - Additives ACD
Pink Tube - Additives K2 EDTA
Yellow, Sterile Tube - Specimen Type Whole Blood
Light Blue Tube - Specimen Type Plasma
Red Plastic Tube - Specimen Type Serum
Red Glass Tube - Specimen Type Serum
Lavendar Tube - Specimen Type Whole Blood
Pearl Tube - Specimen Type Plasma
Gold Hemogard or Red-Gray Tube - Specimen Type Serum
Gray Tube - Specimen Type Plasma
Black Tube - Specimen Type Whole Blood
Green Tube - Specimen Type Plasma
Light Green or Green-Gray Tube - Specimen Type Plasma
Orange Hemogard Tube - Specimen Type Serum
Royal Blue Tube - Specimen Type Plasma or Serum
Tan Tube - Specimen Type Plasma
Yellow, Nonsterile Tube - Specimen Type Whole Blood
Pink Tube - Specimen Type Plasma or whole blood
Light Blue Tube - Ratio of Blood To Additive Nine parts blood to one part sodium citrate (4.5 mL of blood to 0.5 mL of citrate)
Red Top Tube - Time Required To Clot 60 minutes to clot for plastic or glass tubes
SST Tube Gold Hemogard or Red-Gray Tube
Gold Hemogard or Red-Gray Tube - Time Required To Clot 30 minutes to clot
Black Tube - Ratio of Blood To Additive 4 parts blood to one part sodium citrate
PST Tube Light Green or Green-Gray Tube
Orange Hemogard or Yellow-Gray Tube - Time Required To Clot 5 minutes to clot
Yellow, Nonsterile Tube - Purpose of dextrose in ACD Dextrose nourishes and preserves RBCs
Yellow, Nonsterile Tube - Purpose of citrate in ACD Citrate is an anticoagulant
Tube that meets standards of American Association of Blood Banks Pink Tube
Created by: PayneLabTech