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Blood Culture Rank First
Light Yellow Blood Culture Rank First
Blood Culture Additive Varies
Light Yellow Blood Culture Additive SPS
Blood Culture with Butterfly Needle Aerobic Tube First
Blood Culture with ETS or Syringe Anaerobic Tube First
Light Blue Rank After Blood Cultures
Light Blue Additive Sodium Citrate
Light Blue Use Coagulation
Light Yellow Blood Culture Use Bacterial Studies
Blood Culture Use Bacterial Studies
Serum Tubes colors Can be red, gold, speckled red and gray (tiger), or red and black
Serum Tubes Rank After Light Blue
Serum Tubes Additive Clot Activator or none
Serum Tubes Need To clot for 30 min. prior to centrifugation
Serum Tubes Use Chemistry Test
Rapid Serum Tubes (RST) Rank After Serum Tubes
Rapid Serum Tubes (RST) color Orange
Rapid Serum Tubes (RST) needs 5 min. to clot
Green Rank After RST
Green Additive Lithium Heparin or Sodium Heparin
Lavender/Purple Additive EDTA
Lavender/Purple Use Hematology Tests
Lavender/Purple Rank After Green
Pink Rank After Lavender/Purple
Pink Additive EDTA
Pink Use Blood Bank
Gray Rank After Pink
Gray Additives Sodium Fluoride and Potassium Oxalate
Gray Use Glucose and Blood Alcohol Tests
Light/Pale Yellow Rank After Gray
Light/Pale Yellow Additive Acid Citrate Dextrose (ACD)
Light/Pale Yellow Use DNA Tests
Royal/Dark Blue Rank After Light/Pale Yellow
Royal/Dark Blue Additive Varies
Royal/Dark Blue Use Toxicology Tests
Light Blue Tube with Butterfly Needle Fill A Discard Tube First
Created by: Ellis.Lamia