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Phlebotomy

Terms used for phlebotomy

QuestionAnswer
Red Top Tube No additive in tube
Light Blue Top Tube Sodium Citrate
Green Top Tube Heparin
Yellow Top Tube Used for blood cultures Sterile
Lavender Top Tube Whole blood - hematology studies
Gray Potassium oxalate
Gel separator Marble top tube
First choice of vein Median cubital vein
Serum Clear liquid after blood clots
hemolysis Breakdown of blood cells
Hematoma Mass of coagulated blood caused by a break in blood vessel
Anticoagulant A substance that inhibits blood clotting