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Orange Top Additive: Thrombin Uses: STAT serum chemistries
Yellow-Black Top Additive: Broth mixture Uses: Microbiology- aerobes, anaerobes, fungi
Yellow Top Additive: ACD (Acid-Citrate-Dextrose) Uses: HLA tissue typing, paternaty testing, DNA studies
Purple Top Additive: EDTA Uses: Hematology (CBC)and Blood Bank (Crossmatch), invert 8x to prevent clotting and platelet clumping
Light Brown Top Additive: Sodium heparin Uses: Serum lead determination
Light Green Top Additive: Plasma Separating Tube (PST) with lithium heparin Uses: Chemistries
Dark Blue Top Additive: EDTA Uses: Trace element testing(Zinc, copper, lead, mercury) and toxicology
Pink Top Additive: Potassium EDTA Uses: Molecular/viral load testing
Gold Top Additive: None Uses: Chemistries, Immunology, and Serology
Black Top Additive: Sodium citrate (buffered) Uses: Western Sedimentation Rate (Full draw)
Light Gray Top Additive: Sodium fluoride and potassium oxalate Uses: Glucoses (Full draw)
Green Top Additive: Sodium heparin or lithium heparin Uses: Lithium Level-use sodium heparin, Ammonia Level- use sodium or lithium heparin
Red Top Additive: None Uses: Chemistires, immunology, serology, blood bank (Crossmatch)
Light Blue Top Additive: Sodium citrate Uses: Coagulation tests (protime and prothrombin time) (Full draw)
Created by: gizelle893



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