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Order, tubes, color, additives.
|Evacuated tubes||plastic/ some glass rubber or plastic safety covers different sizes & volumes premeasured vacuum short draws additive tubes must be inverted after filling judgment on tube size based on patient & veins|
|Tube stoppers||color coding non-additive & additive tubes trace-element free tubes (not common)|
|Tube with additive||amount of additve in tube corresponds to amount of blood from full draw less blood = incorrect ratio = affect some test results never use tube thats expired|
|Additive tubes||Anticoagulants: EDTA Citrates Heparin Oxalates|
|Order of Draw?||Yellow Light blue Red Green Lavender Gray|