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Tube additives to know

Yellow SPS (sodium polyanetholsulfonate) ACD (Acid Citrate Dextrose Anticoagulant RBC Preservative
Light blue Sodium citrate
Red (glass) No additive
Red (plastic) Clot activator
SST (Gold/red and grey/marbled) Serum separator tube - gel barrier and clot activator (thrombin)
Green Heparin (Sodium/Lithium)
Light Green (PST) Lithium Heparin and gel barrier
Lavender K2 or K3 EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetate)
Pink K2 EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetate)
Gray Potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride
Royal or navy blue Clot activator (serum) K2 EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetate)
Created by: christinachuey