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Phlebotomy 101 Tubes

3rd edition of Phlebotomy Essentials Tubes some of the most recognized ones

TubesAdditivesTests PerformedSpecial instructionsDepartment
Lavender Ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA) CBC None Hemotology
Lavender Ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA) H & H None Hemotology
Pink Ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA) T & S Wrist Band Blood Bank
PS Lithium Heparin TSH None Chemistry
PS Lithium Heparin Glucose tolerance test Fasting if indicated Chemistry
PS Lithium Heparin BMP Fasting if indicated Chemistry
PS Lithium Heparin CMP Fasting if indicated Chemistry
Light Blue Sodium Citrate PT/APTT Ask about last dose of medicines Coagualtion
Light Blue Sodium Citrate D-Dimer Separate and freeze plasma immediately in plastic vials and transport frozen Coagualtion
Royal Blue (Red label) None, free of trace elements Chromium Seperate and refrigerate immediately. Chemistry
PS Lithium Heparin Ammonia On ice Chemistry
Lavender Ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA) GHGB None Chemistry
SS Silica-a clot activator not additive HIV Consent Form Chemistry
Red Silica-a clot activator not additive (Red) EOTH No use of alcohol on skin. May require a chain-of-custody for legal purposes. Chemistry
PS Lithium Heparin Bilirubin Kept in the dark Chemistry
Royal blue (Lavender label) Ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA), free of trace elements Aluminum Submit unopened tube and avoid all external contamination Chemistry
Royal blue (Lavender label) Ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA) Lead Any other tube can lead to false results Chemistry
PS Lithium Heparin HDL/LDL Must be fasting 12 hours Chemistry
SS Silica-a clot activator not additive UA Separated within 45 minutes Chemistry
Royal blue (Red label) None, free of trace elements Zinc Seperated within 45 minutes Chemistry
PS Lithium Heparin Triglycerides Fasting 12-14 hours Chemistry
SS Silica-a clot activator not additive PSA Transport frozen Chemistry
PS Lithium Heparin TIBC Morning fasting specimen preferred Chemistry
PS Lithium Heparin Fe Morning fasting specimen preferred Chemistry
PS Lithium Heparin Lacitc dehydrogenase Avoid hemolysis, do not refrigerate or freeze Chemistry
PS Lithium Heparin Cold agglutinins Must keep warm and delivered to lab STAT Chemistry
PS Lithium Heparin Carotene Protect from light and overnight fasting preferred Chemistry
PS Lithium Heparin Ca 125 (Carinogenic antigen) Refrigerate or freeze if their is a testing delay Chemistry
Created by: dautcalm