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Order of Draw

Learn the Order of draw, the additives in the tubes, and what tests they perform

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What additive is in the Plain Red top tube? There is no additive.
What additive is in the Light Blue top tube? Sodium citrate.
What additive is in the Lavender top tube? EDTA
What additive is in the Gold top tube? Clot activator polymer.
What additive is in the Dark Green top tube? Sodium Heparin
What additive is in the Royal Blue top tube? EDTA or Sodium Heparin.
What additive is in the Mint Green top tube and what is this tube also known as? Gel activator and Lithium Heparin and it is also known as a PST. (Plasma Seperator Tube)
What additive is in the Marble top tube? (red and black) Clot activator thixotropic gel.
What additive is in the gray tube? Sodium Fluoride and Potassium oxalate.
What additive is in the Pink top tube? EDTA K2
What additive is in the Tan top tube? EDTA
What tube do you use to test for HIV? Red
What tube do you use to test for PT/PTT/INR Light blue
What tube do you use to test RBC count, ESR, Whole Blood, H&H, and HgbA1C? Lavender
Which tube would you use to test LFTs, KFTs, Hormones, Electrolyte panel, Lipids, and Proteins? Gold and Marble (black and red)
Which tube would you use to test for trace elements? Dark Green
Which tube would you use to test for heavy metals? Royal Blue
Which tube would use for a STAT chem? Mint Green.
Which tube would you use to test glucose, FBS, Alcohol levels, and GTT? Gray
What tube do you use for type and cross matching? Pink
What tube do you use to test for lead? Tan
What department do red tubes go to? Serology
What department do light blue tubes go to? Coagulation
What department do lavender tubes go to? Hematology
What department do gold tubes go to? Chemistry/serology
What department do dark green tubes go to? Chemistry
What department do royal blue tubes go to? Chemistry
What department do mint green tubes go to? Chemistry
What department do marble tubes go to? Chemistry/Serology
What department do gray tubes go to? Chemistry
What department do pink tubes go to? Blood bank
What department do tan tubes go to? Chemistry/serology
What does SST stand for? Serum separator tube.
What does PST stand for? Plasma seperator tube
Created by: AshleyHerzog