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TUBES/ADDITIVES

COLOR TUBES AND ADDITIVES

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What additive is in the Lavender(purple) Tube? EDTA - Ethylenediaminetetra-acetate
What does EDTA do for the Lavender(purple) tube? Prevents blood from clotting & Binds calcium (Ca)
What test can be run with a Lavender(purple) tube? CBS(complete blood count), WBC(white blood count), WBC w/differ, Platelet Count, Funtion Test, ESR(erthrocytes sedimentation time), Sickle Cell Screening
What is the inversion time of Lavender(purple) tube? 8 times
What additive is in the Blue(coagulation) tube have? Sodium Citrate
What does Sodium Citrate do Blue(coagulation) tube? Prevents blood from clotting & Binds calcium (Ca)
What test can be run with a Blue(coagulation) tube? PT(prothrobin time), aPTT(partial throboplastin time), Fibrinogen, D-Dimer
What is the inversion time of Blue(coagulation) tube? 3-4 times
What does Sodium Heparin & Lithium Heparin do? Inactivates Thrombin & Throboplastin(platelets)
What test can be run with a Green(plasma) tube? Chemistry Studies, Ammonia, Enzymes(myoglobin & tripunin), HLA(human leukocytes antigens), BAT(blood alcohol test)
What color of tube should you never use for Hematology or Lithium Test? Green
What is the inversion time of Green(plasma) tube? 8 times
What additives are in the Green(plasma) tube? Sodium Heparin & Lithium Heparin
What are the additives in a Yellow(Jerry Springer)? ACD(acid-citrate dextros) & SPS(Sodium Polyanetholesulate)
What does ACD(acid-citrate dextros) do for Yellow(Jerry Springer) tube? Inhibits clotting but maintains RBC viability
What does SPS(sodium polyanetholesulate) do for Yellow(Jerry Springer) tube? Preseves speciem for blood cultures
What texts can be run with Yellow(Jerry Springer) tube? Paternity Test, DNA(deoxyribonicleic acid), Blood Types & Culture
What is the inversion time for Yellow(Jerry Springer) tube? 8 times
What additives are in the Gray(bloodsugar) tube? Sodium Floride(thymol), Potassium Oxalate & Lithium Ioadoaetate
What does Sodium Floride do for Gray(bloodsugar) tube? Inhibits Glycolic Action, Preserves Sugar, Keeps blood sugar from breaking down, preserves for 3 days
What does Potassium Oxalate do for Gray(bloodsugar) tube? Binds Calcium
What does Lithium Ioadoacetate do for the Gray(bloodsugar) tube? Preserves blood sugar for 24 months
What tests can be run with the Gray(bloodsugar) tube? Glucose Levels(GTT(glucose tolerance test), FBS(fasting blood sugar), HgA1c(hemoglobin adult concentration), BAT(blood alcohol test), Lactid-Acid Test(form of sugar)
What is the inversion time for Grey(bloodsugar) tube? 8 times
What additives are in the Red(serum) tubes? NONE
What is the inversion time for Red(serum) tubes? 0 times
How long will it take for Red(serum) tubes to coagulate? 30 minutes if not centrifuged(spun down)
What tests can be run with the Red(serum) tube? Blood Bank(crossmatch), BMP(basic metabolic panel), CMP(comprehensive metabolic panel), BUN(blood urea nirigen), U/A(urinaylsis), HCG(human chorionic gonadotropin
What additives are in the Tiger(mottled) tubes? NONE
What does Tiger(mottled) tubes have in them? serum gel seperator
What does the serum gel seperator do for the Tiger(mottled) tubes? speeds up & enchances the centrifuge
What are the test Tiger(mottled) tubes used for? Blood Banks(immunology)& Chemistry
What is the inversion time for Tiger(mottled) tube? 5 times
What additives are in the Pink tubes? EDTA(freeze dried sprayed)
What test can be run with Pink tubes? Hematology & Blood Bank
What additive is in the Lavender(purple) Tube? EDTA - Ethylenediaminetetra-acetate
What does EDTA do for the Lavender(purple) tube? Prevents blood from clotting & Binds calcium (Ca)
What test can be run with a Lavender(purple) tube? CBS(complete blood count), WBC(white blood count), WBC w/differ, Platelet Count, Funtion Test, ESR(erthrocytes sedimentation time), Sickle Cell Screening,
What is the inversion time of Lavender(purple) tube? 8 times
What additive is in the Blue(coagulation) tube have? Sodium Citrate
What does Sodium Citrate do Blue(coagulation) tube? Prevents blood from clotting & Binds calcium (Ca)
What test can be run with a Blue(coagulation) tube? PT(prothrobin time), aPTT(partial throboplastin time), Fibrinogen, D-Dimer
What is the inversion time of Blue(coagulation) tube?= 3-4 times
Created by: ceebelgrove