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Med Lab

Fondamentals of the medical laboratory ch 25

Yellow tube (Blood culture tubes) Additive SPS
Yellow tube (Blood culture tubes) Common Tests Blood Cultures / Body Fluid
Light Blue tube Additive Sodium Citrate
Light Blue tube Common Tests Coagulation Studies / Most common is PT
Red / Marble tube Additive Nothing / Clot Activator
Red / Marble tube Common tests Chemistries
Green tube Additive Heparin
Green Tube Common Tests PH Arterial Blood Gases (ABG's)
Lavender tube Additive EDTA
Lavender tube Common Tests CBC (Complete Blood Count) ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate)
Grey tube Additive Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate
Grey tube Common Tests Glucose
Yellow tube Additive ACD
Yellow Tube Common Tests DNA / Paternity
Name 8 Laboratory departments: Urinalysis, Hematology, Clinical chemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Cytology, Histology, Blood Bank
What is the Urinalysis Department? It performs the physical, chemical, and microscopic analysis of urine.
What is the Hematology Department? It performs studies of the formed elements of the blood, which include white blood cells (WBC), red blood cells (RBC), and platelet.
What is the Clinical Chemistry Department? It performs assays (tests) on serum, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid, testing for the presence and amount of specific chemical substance like glucose, cholesterol, and electrolytes.
What is the Microbiology Department? MO's are grown and identified in the microbiology department. Providers need to know which pathogen is causing a Pt's symptoms before prescribing the appropriate medication.
What is the Immunology Department? It sometimes referred to as the serology department, perform test to evaluate immune system.
What is the Cytology Department? The Papanicolaou test or Pap smear is performed in the cytology department. It performs microscopic examinations of cells to detect early signs of cancer or other diseases.
What is the Histology Department? It is responsible for preparing staining, and mounting frozen tissue samples for biopsies.
What is the Blood Bank Department? It is referred as the immunohematology department. This area of the laboratory is responsible for typing and cross-matching blood for transfusion.
Created by: deeopa