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OofD Adds./Sp.Cons.

order of draw + their additives + special considerations

TermDefinition
YELLOW (STERILE) SPS
LIGHT BLUE Na CITRATE
RED NONE
SST THIXOTROPIC GEL
GREEN HEPARIN + Li/Na
GREEN PST Li HEPARIN + THIXOTROPIC GEL
LAV/PINK EDTA
GRAY NaFl + K OXALATE
YELLOW (NON-STERILE) ACD
DARK BLUE Na2 EDTA
BROWN Na HEPARIN
ORANGE THROMBIN
YELLOW (STERILE) SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS 1. Cleanse with Betadine, no alcohol 2. Two draws from two different sites
LIGHT BLUE SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS 1. ALL - fill completely 2. For D-Dimer test, if 1st tube in sequence, waste 1st tube
RED SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS 1. For Bilirubin, Carotene, RBC Folate, and ALL VIT levels, protect from light 2. For CLDAG test, warm tube at 37C for 30 min prior to draw
SST SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS 1. For PSA, pt must be male 2. For HCG, pt must be female
GREEN SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS 1. STAT - return asap to lab 2. For ABG test, arterial draw, no alcohol, ice 3. For Ammonia test, ice, centrifuge within 15 min of draw
GREEN PST SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS 1. STAT - return to lab asap
LAV/PINK SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS 1. ALL - fill 2/3 2. For HIVVL and TSCs, pink tube, special labels, blood banking
GRAY SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS 1. For ETHOL test, no alcohol, tube must be full, maintain COC 2. For FBS test, pt must be fasting 3. For Lactic Acid test, no tourniquet, ice
YELLOW (NON STERILE) SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS 1. For Paternity test, maintain COC
DARK BLUE SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS 1. ALL - fill completely 2. ALL - do not centrifuge
BROWN SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS NONE
ORANGE SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS 1. STAT - return to lab ASAP 2. For patients on Anti-Coag meds, allow 5 min clotting time
Created by: w027mrs