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Tubes\Anticoagulants

Yellow-Topped Tubes (Additive) for Blood Culture Additive Sodium Polantholesulfonte (SPS)
Light Blue Topped Tubes (Coagulation Tube) (Additive) Sodium Citrate
Yellow Topped Tubes (Additive) for Blood Banking Acid Citrate Dextrose (ACD)
Tiger Topped: Mottled Topped, Speckled and Gold Topped Tubes (Additive) Polymer Barrier: Clot Activator and gel for serum separation (NOT AN ANTICOAGULANT)
Orange and Gray\Yellow Topped Tubes (Additive) Thrombin
Red Topped Tubes -Plain Vacuum Tube- (Additive) No additive, no anticoagulant or polymer barrier
Green Topped Tubes (Additive) Lithium Heparin Sodium Heparin
Purple (Lavender) Topped Tubes (Additive) Hematology Tube EDTA
Pink Topped Tubes (Additive) EDTA (Spray Dried)
Royal Blue Topped Tubes (Additive) Heparin
Tan Topped Tubes (Additive) EDTA
Black Topped Tubes (Additive) Sodium Citrate
Gray Topped Tubes (Additive) Potassium Oxalate and Sodium Fluoride Sodium Fluoride and EDTA Sodium Flouride
Yellow Topped Tubes (Use) SPS Protects bacteria from effect of antibacterial properties of blood
Light Blue Topped Tubes (Use) (Coagulation Tube) Prevents coagulation by binding with calcium and buffering with coagulation factors
Yellow Topped Tubes (Use) ACD Preserves blood for donation
Tiger Topped: Mottled Topped, Speckled and Gold Topped Tubes (Use) Forms a stable barrier separating the serum from fibrin and blood cells
Orange and Gray\Yellow Toped Tubes (Use) Complete Clotting in less than 5 minutes
Red Topped Tubes (Use) Used for serology and chemistry tests and in blood bank for blood typing when both cells and serum are needed
Green Topped Tubes (Use) Heparin stops coagulation process by inactivating thrombin and thromboplastin
Purple (Lavender) Topped Tubes (Use) Prevents clotting by binding with calcium
Pink Topped Tubes (Use) Used Whole blood hematology and immunohematology testing
Royal Blue Topped Tubes (Use) Heparin stops coagulation process by inactivating thrombin and thromboplastin (Factor X)
Tan Topped Tubes (Use) Prevents clotting by binding with calcium
Blacked Topped Tubes (Use) Prevents clotting by binding with calcium
Gray Topped Tubes (Use) Antiglycolytic agent and glycolytic inhibitor-slows down glucose breakdown
Yellow Topped Tube (Test) (SPS) Blood Culture
Yellow Topped Tube (Test) (ACD) Specialty Blood Banking HLA and DNA testing
Light Blue Topped Tubes (Test) Coagulation Studies, Prothrombin Time (PT), Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (APTT, PTT) Fibrinogen degradation products (FDP) Thrombin time; Factor assays, bleeding time (BT)
Tiger Topped: Mottled Topped, Speckled and Gold Topped Tubes (Test) Serum Determinations
Orange and Gray\ Yellow Topped Tubes (Test) STAT laboratory procedures
Red Topped Tubes (Test) Serum Determinations AND Collection
Green Topped Tubes (Test) Lab assays requiring plasma or whole blood - mostly blood chemistry tests: Glucose, BUN, Creatinine, Ionized calcium or electrolyte
Purple (Lavender) Topped Tubes (Test) General Hematologic studies CBC, WBC & differential count, platelets count & function tests hemoglobin &hematrocrit determinations; Erythrocyte Sedimentation rate (ESR); Sickle Cell Screening Other Test= Molecular Diagnostic Testing Immunology, HbA1c
Pink Topped Tubes (Test) Blood Bank Collection and Testing
Royal Blue Topped Tubes (Test) Nutritional studies therapeutic drug monitoring and toxicology studies trace metal assays
Tan Topped Tubes (Test) Lead Testing
Black Topped Tubes (Test) Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
Gray Topped Tubes (Test) Glucose Tests (sugar); Fasting blood sugar (FBS); Glucose tolerance test (GTT); Blood alcohol levels and lactic acid levels
First Tube Yellow Topped Tubes / Blood Cultures or vials
Second Tube Light Blue Topped Tubes / Sodium Citrate Tubes
Third Tube Red Topped Tubes / Serum Tubes with or without clot activator or gel
Forth Tube Green Topped Tubes / Heparin Tubes
Fifth Tube Purple Lavender Topped Tubes / EDTA Tubes blood studies
Sixth Tube Gray Topped Tubes / oxalate\floride tubes, glucose
Seventh Tube Royal Blue Topped Tubes / Trypsin inhibitor
Created by: lperez8147