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OOD Common Tests

Order of Draw - Common Tests

Color of TubeCommon Test
BCB Blood cultures (pathogenic organisms)
Yellow Top * Cellular studies * HLA typing identifies antigens on the white blood cells (WBC) which determine tissue compatibility for organs transplantation * Paternity testing (DNA)
Light Blue Top * Coagulation test on plasma * PT - prothrombin time * APTT or PTT - Activated partial thromboplastin time * D Dimer
Plain Red Top * Vitamin B6 (must be covered from light) * Blood bank cross match
Red & Gray Top SST Gold Top *Chemistry test serum *Cholesterol *Triglycerides *LDH *TSH *HDL *Amylase *Alkaline Phosphates *BUN *CK *Liver *Enzymes *LIPID *Chem-profile (CMP) *Renal (BMP) *LDL *Neonatal bilirubin *serology tests serum *Pregnancy *RPR *ANA
Light Green Top Dark Green Top * Plasma tests in chemistry departments * Ammonia (put on ice) * Electrolytes (MG - magnesium, K-potassium, NA-sodium & CHL - chloride)
Lavender Top * CBC * Differential * Platelet Count * Reticulocyte * ESR - erythrocyte sedimentation rate (FTC) * Sickle cell screen * Hemoglobin electrophoresis * Hemoglobin A1C * BNP
Pink Top blood bank tube
Tan Tube Lead
Marble Tube Lead
Royal Blue / Dark Blue Tube *Copper *Zinc
White Tube * HIV DNA
Gray Tube * Glucose * Lactate (put on ice) * Alcohol Levels * GTT * Lactic Aid (no tourniquet, transport on ice)
Created by: karnott91